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Death at a Funeral Reviews

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Jeff Beck
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike Edwards
What Culture
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 26, 2010
New comedy is like one long sitcom %u2014 without the laughter
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
May 26, 2010
From what is a fairly big name cast, LaBute gets absolutely nothing out of them, and the narrative is similarly choppy and disjointed. Tracy Morgan is the only actor to come out of the film without his career taking a hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 3, 2010
James Marsden probably thought he could do no wrong after Hairspray and Enchanted. But he's unconvincing as the plot's inadvertent drug-taker who hallucinates his way through the movie. Ain't he the lucky one!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
April 16, 2010
Offers very little new for those who saw the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
William Goss
April 16, 2010
Short's character tries to calm Morgan's by saying, "You're at a 10! I need you at a 2!" If you're looking for the 2 in terms of tone, rent the original. If you're looking for the 10, rent this one.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 15, 2010
The comic possibilities of a character mistakenly ingesting a tab of acid and then acting predictably loony at the most inopportune moment are surely limitless, or at least it must have seemed so to the makers of Death of a Funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Adam Lippe
April 16, 2010
That Morgan spends the entire second half of the film covered in feces doesn't seem like a commentary on actors wearing blackface (or Brownface) while they shuck and jive, but more like honesty about how he probably felt on the set.
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
June 2, 2010
With a whole host of America's leading comedy talent on board, it's a decidedly hard job hunting for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 21, 2010
The biggest surprise is that feeble material from three years ago feels even more farcical in the age of Obama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2010
Hard to imagine a reason to see this at the cinema; its natural home is a half-arsed DVD rental accompanied by pizza and the feeling that you owe it to yourself to do better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tim Grierson
April 15, 2010
A depressingly strained comedy.
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Richard Roeper
April 16, 2010
The stellar cast is wasted on scatological humor, running jokes that are run straight into the ground, and corpse-centered slapstick that's less inspired than "Weekend at Bernie's."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
June 3, 2010
Even if Lawrence was selected to play the corpse at the funeral, he'd have found a way of unleashing his sickly gurning and feral facial expressions to kill any nearby gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
June 2, 2010
If only LaBute had himself been allowed to rewrite the screenplay in his own inimitably mordant style, it might have been so much sharper and leaner
Kam Williams
April 17, 2010
What will creatively-bankrupt Hollywood think of next? How about a remake of Slumdog Millionaire, only set in an L.A. barrio with an all-Chicano cast? I shouldn't give them any ideas.
| Original Score: 1/4
Kam Williams
August 6, 2010
What will creatively-bankrupt Hollywood think of next?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
April 16, 2010
A broad farce like this, with multiple characters and side plots, ought to whiz, not drag.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 17, 2010
With comedians Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan on board, it's surprising they give the best moments to James Marsden.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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