A raggedy but refreshing yarn about the near-terminal condition known as male adolescence.
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Los Angeles Times

The easygoing charm of Funeral Kings and its impulse toward honesty over overstatement robs the film of true dramatic tension, and a number of story lines - involving drugs, rivalry, love interests - are left somewhat unresolved.
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By Ian Buckwalter
But the McManuses' skill with character detail does hold promise for future efforts. The boys in the film are on the verge of maturity; while there appears to be very little grace in their interactions with their church, they are just beginning to find some within their own characters. Perhaps that's appropriate for two directors who seem on the threshold of an artistic maturity hinted at by this first effort.
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
No, Funeral Kings isn't quite dead on arrival -- but it's not too far from needing life support.
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51 out of 100
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