Death at a Funeral
Death at a Funeral (2010)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Martin Tsai
Newark Star-Ledger

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

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

I like this new one mainly because of the cast.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

It's not a great movie, but far exceeds expectation and remains very true to the original film but with a clever African-American slant (which may actually make it even funnier).

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Melissa Anderson
L.A. Weekly

Rock's interventions can't compensate for excessive fealty to dumb gags.

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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

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.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

I like the cast.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

So much sameness, yet so fewer laughs.

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Jeff Beck

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
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Dean McKenna
I see this Hollywood remake from the 2007's British original comedy film, the Anglo mourners were replaced by Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan,… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] Honestly there's nothing wrong with Death At A Funeral that stands out… More
Matt Goodman
Plenty of laugh out loud moments.
Letitia Lew
Tracy Morgan and KEVIN HART
Bethany Murphy
One of my all time favourite comedies! I couldn't stop laughing all the way through the cinema! I could re watch this for hours and still laugh at every… More