Death at a Funeral Reviews

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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.
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.
April 4, 2011
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.
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.
August 6, 2010
What will creatively-bankrupt Hollywood think of next?
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."
June 9, 2010
The British film wasn't much better. But, beleive me, it was easier to watch than this loud mess.
June 7, 2010
Avoid at all costs.
June 7, 2010
LaBute and his cast seem to be revelling in the opportunity to indulge in the kind of lazy farce so beloved of unambitious British cinema.
June 4, 2010
Depends very heavily on the worryingly unfunny idea of accidentally consuming hallucinogenic drugs, though I have to admit there are a few crassly funny moments...
June 4, 2010
An undistinguished remake of a crude black comedy.
June 4, 2010
Overall, it's better than the original -- although that's not saying much.
June 4, 2010
There's no change to the plot or the thinly sketchy characters. It's a thoroughly pointless exercise.
June 3, 2010
This is a marginal improvement on the mangy 2007 British farce it's derived from, but it's still stuck with Dean Craig's irredeemably crass script, an anchor of unfunniness (and blatant homophobia) tied around its legs.
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!
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.
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.
June 2, 2010
With a whole host of America's leading comedy talent on board, it's a decidedly hard job hunting for laughs.
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
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