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Death at a Funeral Reviews

December 23, 2014
While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 2, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2010
I like the cast.
April 26, 2010
I like this new one mainly because of the cast.
April 22, 2010
Rock's interventions can't compensate for excessive fealty to dumb gags.
April 16, 2010
So much sameness, yet so fewer laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
Think of Death at a Funeral as a comic quickie. As it presses buttons, a few laughs come out, but that's all there is to it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
April 16, 2010
If for the most part Death at a Funeral is as tame as the tasteful parlor where most of its action takes place, it manages to explode one taboo, in casting mostly black actors in roles originally played by whites.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
It's because of a superior cast that this version of Death at a Funeral is the rare comedy remake that's funnier than the original, however slightly. Personally, though, I'm not sure it was worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 16, 2010
Death at a Funeral does what a good comedy is supposed to do: generate laughter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2010
LaBute wisely cast comic actors, rather than actors attempting to be comic. Timing and delivery are paramount in comedy, all the more so when the material is as daft as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 16, 2010
You must really love a movie if you decide to remake it just three years after its release. But unless you also intend to improve upon the first attempt, what's the point?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 16, 2010
Loved the slapstick, winced at the toilet humor, and mourned that the female performers were given so little to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2010
It's logy, clumsy; instead of lifting the viewer up and carrying him or her on constant currents of escalating comic velocity, it lumbers from bit to bit, and the waits for funny stuff can seem endless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 15, 2010
You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills Death at a Funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 15, 2010
The only death at this funeral was that of a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2010
This is the first comedy from Neil LaBute, an acclaimed director of drama, and he doesn't seem to have the hang of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2010
A mixed bag, Death at a Funeral has moments of real wit -- and moments when you envy the corpse.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2010
Completely unnecessary and sloppier than it should be. It's also still funny, partly thanks to smart casting in a few key roles and partly because farce this ironclad cannot be denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2010
Rock acquits himself nicely as the responsible brother and resident straight man, but everyone else in the cast has apparently been advised to mug shamelessly and yell their lines as loudly as possible, especially Tracy Morgan...
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 15, 2010
Neil LaBute and an all-star cast surprisingly breathe new life into the material.
April 15, 2010
An impressive American cast milks its share of laughs out of this slavish remake of a British farce.
April 15, 2010
Death at a Funeral is a strained, mirthless remake of a comedy that wasn't terribly funny to begin with.
April 15, 2010
Oh, I know a lot of Death at a Funeral is in very bad taste. That's when I laughed the most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2010
In filling the cast with funny people, none of whom has to carry the picture, LaBute allows Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Loretta Devine, Danny Glover and Marsden to score without trying too hard.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 14, 2010
Nude, hallucinogen-fueled jaunts on rooftops, revelations about same-sex relationships -- with a little person, no less -- and individuals covered in feces are all executed with verve by the typically misanthropic Neil LaBute.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5