Murder by Death Reviews

October 31, 2019
The fault lies solely with Neil Simon's inadequate.
July 23, 2019
If parody, in this occasion, reaches a superior level, it is due to the effective cast and the irony with which the story is told. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 27, 2015
If it was funny, I missed it.
October 3, 2007
Murder by Death is a very good silly-funny Neil Simon satirical comedy, with a super all-star cast cavorting as recognizable pulp fiction detectives gathered at the home of Truman Capote, wealthy hedonist fed up with contrived gumshoe plots.
October 3, 2007
This spoof of the great fictional-film detectives offers consistently funny scenes.
October 3, 2007
Stunningly unfunny.
June 27, 2006
So it all doesn't amount to much, and -- some knuckle-dragging 'he's gay'/'no I'm not' humor aside -- it's more Scooby Doo than Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Still, it's an amusing tea-cozy of a spoof with an enjoyable cast.
June 24, 2006
Director Moore and writer Neil Simon seem to have no real affection for either the characters they plunder mercilessly for laughs, or the locked room puzzle they turn on its head. Introductions over, the film slides downhill.
July 14, 2005
May 9, 2005
As light and insubstantial as one could wish.
June 4, 2004
July 20, 2003
June 16, 2003
Generally successful send-up of classic mysteries with a lame finale.
January 2, 2003
A sometime funny satire on the old murder-mystery detective series of the 1930s and '40s. Some jokes hit, while others just bomb.
November 18, 2002
July 26, 2002
Hit & miss mystery spoof hits more often than it misses.
March 5, 2002
Far from great.
December 19, 2001
...pokes fun at every old fictional detective you can think of and every clich you've ever wanted to red pencil out of a script.