Death at a Funeral Reviews
September 5, 2020
Most likely to satisfy those unfamiliar with the vastly superior 2006 original and/or those who simply embrace all things Chris Rock or Martin Lawrence.
August 23, 2018
The result is as uneven as the original, albeit in different places:the drug stuff is hilarious; the toilet humour just yucky.
September 11, 2017
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).
August 22, 2017
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.
December 23, 2014
While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.
October 1, 2012
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.
May 4, 2012
A funny film, but it's not one that I found myself growing passionate about as I watched.
April 8, 2012
If the film is so close to the original as to also be pretty much disposable once its over, at least it as well serves up a healthy amount of laughs during its very brief and brisk run time.
March 18, 2011
A little more tweaking for the actual actor's voices to come through, instead of trying to put them into pre-concieved places, may have worked better, but on the whole, it's still an excellent example of how the ensemble comedy should work.
February 1, 2011
The only scene in which the audience noticeably reacted to the film's efforts to extract some belly laughs came in the depressingly derivative poo jokes.
December 15, 2010
It's almost a checklist of things I don't like, but it won me over in its opening minutes and never let go.
August 17, 2010
The component that stayed mostly the same is the writing, which is bad news to me, since my main beef with the original movie was exactly that.
July 31, 2010
Cinema.com: Post-mortem grossout, bawdy bereavement, laugh-out-lewd feces fun and games, and a little gay dwarf tossing as a served up side order of midget mockery. Not a movie to die for."
July 6, 2010
The crackerjack ensemble of actors milks each moment like old vaudeville pros.
June 9, 2010
The British film wasn't much better. But, beleive me, it was easier to watch than this loud mess.