Death at a Funeral

2010

Death at a Funeral

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It's amusing and it assembles a talented cast, but Neil LaBute's surprisingly faithful remake of the 2007 Frank Oz dramedy ultimately falls short of the original.

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Frank Oz's 2007 black comedy Death at a Funeral is given the remake treatment with an urban spin in this Chris Rock-produced production. When a dysfunctional clan reuintes to mourn the passing of the family patriarch, a respectful funeral quickly turns into an all-out fiasco marked by bitter resentment, blackmail attempts, and scandalous revelations. Dean Craig penned the script for director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man), with Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Danny Glover co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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All Critics (137) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (58) | Rotten (79)

  • While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.

    Dec 23, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The British film wasn't much better. But, beleive me, it was easier to watch than this loud mess.

    Jun 9, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
  • 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...

    Jun 4, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 3, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 2, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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

    Jun 2, 2010

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  • Dec 15, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Honestly there's nothing wrong with Death At A Funeral that stands out particularly. A sigh of relief considering most Hollywood remakes bring shame to their inspirations. Either way it isn't bad but rather dissapointing, it boasts such a good cast. However the comic talent is far too restrained and frequently underused. It never really rises above the level of simple amusement, and has got very little that stands out, not only from comedy movies in general but also the original film it's based on. The fact that you can't really say much about it goes to show how unremarkable it is. There are a few laugh out loud moments, but the bottom line is despite engaging performances it lacks ambition and true comedic energy to work as a whole.
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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Death at a Funeral can't compete with the original version, but the likable cast keeps the film above water and funny.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 26, 2011
    chris rock ages & cyclops sees green. thoroughly enjoyed both chris rock and james marsdens performances. next stop... the original
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  • Aug 22, 2011
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