88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I laughed all the way through, in fact. This is the best comedy since "The Hangover," and although it's almost a scene-by-scene remake of a 2007 British movie with the same title, it's funnier than the original.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Reveling in mess and homegrown multiracial mayhem, Death at a Funeral finds a new lease on life.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Death at a Funeral does what a good comedy is supposed to do: generate laughter. The humor gradient is lopsided - the second half, which builds comedic momentum, is significantly funnier than the first half, which is mostly set-up. Still, any such unevenness aside, the overall impression is one of enjoyability.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Verdict? Mixed. Loved the slapstick, winced at the toilet humor, and mourned that the female performers were given so little to do. Funeral is funnier the second time around.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new version is completely unnecessary and sloppier than it should be. It’s also still funny, partly thanks to smart casting in a few key roles and partly because farce this ironclad cannot be denied.
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55

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The original was a little sharper, with actual satirical swipes at modern British life. The remake replaces some of that material with lazy pop-culture gags, most of them specifically African-American.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
But nothing taps his own particular talents to unsettle audiences with truly edgy material. Funeral gets no more edgy than a potty joke and a corpse tumbling out of a coffin. This is nothing more than juvenile slapstick.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The only death at this funeral was that of a good movie.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
You must really love a movie if you decide to remake it just three years after its release. But unless you also intend to improve upon the first attempt, what's the point?
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills Death at a Funeral.
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51 out of 100
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