Death at a Funeral
Death at a Funeral (2007)

A dysfunctional British family gathers for the patriarch's funeral. Tensions rise, old conflicts are uncovered and, when a man arrives saying he's the dead man's gay lover and threatens blackmail, drastic measures are taken.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Death At A Funeral is a rousing British farce, with enough slapstick silliness to overcome its faults.

Mark Bourne

It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Weighing in at a brisk 90 minutes, the picture does have the advantage of brevity, and on screen no less than off, there's much to be said for a quick send-off.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Proves you can spell funeral without 'fun.' [Blu-ray]

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Jonathan Crocker
Time Out

Scatological grue, nudity, swearing, drug-taking and the chance to watch two grown men wrestle a midget...

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Death at a Funeral may be the funniest movie ever set in such a deadly serious setting.

Joshua Starnes

Death at a Funeral never quite hits the farcical heights it's aiming for, but it's still got plenty going for it, thanks to an excellent cast and experienced direction.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Death at a Funeral might have been made in the 1960s, not to be released until well past its stale date.

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Denver Post

No, there aren't a lot of surprise giggles in it. But at this Funeral, the pleasure is in seeing those giggles coming.

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Nick Rogers

When turned loose on accessible, not altogether-insincere dark-comedy scenarios, Frank Oz understands humor at a molecular level of structure, volume and timing. An impossible last-shot stinger aside, "Death at a Funeral" is farce at its most flawless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Hysterically funny British comedy about a funeral going wrong thanks to LSD pills, a grumpy wheel chair user, a hypochondriac and a blackmailing midget.… More
Cynthia S.
Funny funny FUNNY-ASS movie!!! :) I'm just sayin.
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It is a very one-note film, however the well-constructed jokes come one after another. Hilarious and at times charming, Death at a Funeral is ultimately worth… More
Melvin White
Troy: Didn't notice him? He's four fucking feet tall. "Last rites... and wrongs." Death at a Funeral is a hilarious British black comedy.… More
Bruce Bruce
A very funny movie, really enjoyed the guy who mistaken took acid before the funeral and the movie could have went on and on but it did not it had one of those… More
Alex roy
I very much enjoyed this film, and I thought it was a fine comedy with a great cast. I found that the film had a good story, with plenty of effective gags to… More