Death at a Funeral

2010

Death at a Funeral

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It's amusing and it assembles a talented cast, but Neil LaBute's surprisingly faithful remake of the 2007 Frank Oz dramedy ultimately falls short of the original.

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Frank Oz's 2007 black comedy Death at a Funeral is given the remake treatment with an urban spin in this Chris Rock-produced production. When a dysfunctional clan reuintes to mourn the passing of the family patriarch, a respectful funeral quickly turns into an all-out fiasco marked by bitter resentment, blackmail attempts, and scandalous revelations. Dean Craig penned the script for director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man), with Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Danny Glover co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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All Critics (137) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (58) | Rotten (79)

  • The result is as uneven as the original, albeit in different places:the drug stuff is hilarious; the toilet humour just yucky.

    August 23, 2018 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Metro (UK)
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  • It's not a great movie, but far exceeds expectation and remains very true to the original film but with a clever African-American slant (which may actually make it even funnier).

    September 11, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It remains a mystery to me how a street-smart, wise-cracking comic of Chris Rock's pedigree failed to see the laughter limitations of this remake of Frank Oz's British film, which was equally uninspiring.

    August 22, 2017 | Full Review…
  • While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.

    December 23, 2014 | Full Review…
  • What we end up with here is the most pointless remake since Gus Van Sant made his shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho" back in 1998.

    October 1, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

    Jeff Beck

    Examiner.com
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  • A funny film, but it's not one that I found myself growing passionate about as I watched.

    May 4, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 15, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Honestly there's nothing wrong with Death At A Funeral that stands out particularly. A sigh of relief considering most Hollywood remakes bring shame to their inspirations. Either way it isn't bad but rather dissapointing, it boasts such a good cast. However the comic talent is far too restrained and frequently underused. It never really rises above the level of simple amusement, and has got very little that stands out, not only from comedy movies in general but also the original film it's based on. The fact that you can't really say much about it goes to show how unremarkable it is. There are a few laugh out loud moments, but the bottom line is despite engaging performances it lacks ambition and true comedic energy to work as a whole.
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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Death at a Funeral can't compete with the original version, but the likable cast keeps the film above water and funny.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2011
    chris rock ages & cyclops sees green. thoroughly enjoyed both chris rock and james marsdens performances. next stop... the original
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  • Aug 22, 2011
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