Death at a Funeral (2010)

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Critic Consensus: 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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R (for language, drug content and some sexual humor)
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Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Chris Rock
as Aaron
Keith David
as Reverend Davis
Loretta Devine
as Cynthia
Ron Glass
as Duncan
Danny Glover
as Uncle Russell
Regina Hall
as Michelle
Kevin Hart
as Brian
Tracy Morgan
as Norman
Zoe Saldana
as Elaine
Luke Wilson
as Derek
Regine Nehy
as Martina
Bob Minor
as Edward
Alexander Folk
as Middle Aged Man
Leslie Rivers
as Older Lady
Bronwyn Hardy
as Mourner #1
Willi Willis
as Mourner #2
Jamison Yang
as Asian Man
Betty K. Bynum
as Woman Mourner
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Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (28)

While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.

Full Review… | December 23, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Although it still only just gets away with sundry homophobic and size-ist gags, there's a tad more zing than the original, though if you caught that already, be warned: this is a scene-for-scene retread.

Full Review… | June 2, 2010
Time Out
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I like the cast.

April 26, 2010
At the Movies
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I like this new one mainly because of the cast.

April 26, 2010
Chicago Tribune
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Rock's interventions can't compensate for excessive fealty to dumb gags.

Full Review… | April 22, 2010
L.A. Weekly
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½

[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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½

Tracy Morgan and KEVIN HART

Letitia Lew
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