Death at a Funeral Reviews

Death at a Funeral


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Release Date :

April 16, 2010

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Director :

Neil LaBute

Starring :

Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana, Columbus Short, Kevin Hart, Danny Glover, Keith David, Luke Wilson, Regina Hall, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Peter Dinklage

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills "Death at a Funeral"..”
by Walter Addiego [San Francisco Chronicle]
1.5 of 4

“..There are some funny people in the lead roles, but these parts also require some acting chops, and sadly, none of them are up to the task..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
2 of 4

“..The only death at this funeral was that of a good movie..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B-

“..The movie's big, talented cast, on the other hand, knows where the laughs are, and carries the movie as far as it can go..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
2.5 of 4

“..It doesn't improve on the original, which wasn't exactly a classic despite its classic structure..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
1.5 of 5

“..In the end, it's the audience who should be grieving..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4

“..Funeral is funnier the second time around..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..Death at a Funeral does what a good comedy is supposed to do: generate laughter..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..An impressive American cast milks its share of laughs out of this slavish remake of a British farce..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 4

“..A well-made farce is like a catapult..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2 of 4

“..A mixed bag, "Death at a Funeral" has moments of real wit - and moments when you envy the corpse..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
3 of 4

“.."Death at a Funeral" manages to find most of its fun through the interaction of its game cast, who clearly had a good time working together..”
by Mack Bates [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
“.."Death at a Funeral" is the movie version of karaoke..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“.."Death at a Funeral" is proof that a well-made screenplay is indestructible..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“.."Death at a Funeral" is a strained, mirthless remake of a comedy that wasn't terribly funny to begin with..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

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by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


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by David Edelstein [Vulture]


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by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]


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by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]


“..a nearly laughless comedy that doesn't do its writer/director/stars any favors..”
by Roger Moore [Movienation]


“..has some recognizable stars, but they are trapped in a slim story padded with lots and lots of flesh-eating..”
by Neil Genzlinger [NY Times]