Death at a Funeral (2007) Synopsis
Chaos reigns when dysfunctional members of a British family gather to bury their patriarch.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The humor manages to be simultaneously sophisticated, supremely silly and very dark.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The lack of propriety and solemnity is precisely what makes this comic farce so uproariously funny.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Death at a Funeral is lethal farce, combining hints of "The Lavender Hill Mob," doses of Joe Orton and a smidgen of the Farrelly brothers'...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It takes a while for Frank Oz's ensemble black comedy Death at a Funeral to hit its deliriously nutty stride. But when it does, the laughs...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The mostly British ensemble can do this stuff in their sleep, but Macfadyen and Donovan and Graves, especially, work up the necessary antic...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is part farce (unplanned entrances and exits), part slapstick (misbehavior of corpses) and part just plain wacky eccentricity. I...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This topsy-turvy funeral produces a number of smiles, giggles, pleasant guffaws and several solid, sustained laughs. Not a bad batting...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Death" builds slowly and inexorably to a comic explosion that's just too good -- too insanely, impossibly mortifying -- to spoil here....
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
By the end of Death at a Funeral's effortful farce about busted British propriety, you may feel that peculiar facial ache that comes from...
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50

Wall Street Journal

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"Wrong" is the operative word with Death at a Funeral, which in the first very funny 30 minutes shows its hand and then, unfortunately,...
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British Humor

By Nashville_Movie_Fan
Saw this movie this week on an advance showing. The audience was very varied, young to very old, and every one of them was laughing so hard. It is typical British humor, i.e. Gosford Park or Four...

MUST SEE!!

By Alma401
IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I HAVE LAUGH SO HARD! I LOVE IT!! ITS A MUST SEE!...

pretty funny

By xxkarmaxx
Pretty funny movie. If your in for a quick laugh then watch it. Funny comedy to enjoy....

BRILLIANT.

By acinom03
This movie is a shining example of my ideal comedy, I would not change a thing. The theatre was packed and roaring with laughter. I absolutely LOVE it!!! Can not say enough good things about it, sad...

Great Wit!

By Meegs
I am a fan of movies like Hot Fuzz and other British humor. This movie did not disappoint! We had many laugh out loud moments and talked about the movie afterward. Will see again at some point!...

british comedy worth seeing

By gaff_tape_guru
i love movies that make a theatre burst into laughter, and this was definitely one of them. if you like british comedy and slap-stick, you'll love this movie. seriously, what else could go wrong at a...

The best comedy this year

By sandrabgd
I just loved it! It made my day. Highly recommended....

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By Eliud
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Uproariously Fantastic British Comedy

By hedgie
Though the movie takes place in the British countryside, everyone in America will see themselves or at least their “Uncle Alfie” in this film… While your cares will wilt away as you lose yourself in...

Awesome Movie!! Very Funny!!

By movie__man89
One of the best movies I've seen this year, very entertaining from start to end....

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Rated R | For language and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Goofy burial digs up family secrets; not for kids.
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