Death at a Funeral (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Death at a Funeral (2007)



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

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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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Andy Nyman
as Howard
Jane Asher
as Sandra
Peter Egan
as Victor
Peter Vaughan
as Uncle Alfie
Thomas Wheatley
as The Reverend
Brendan O'Hea
as Undertaker
Jeremy Booth
as Mourner
Angela Curran
as Sandra's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (40)

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

March 4, 2008 | Full Review…
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In the end the knockabout humour totally destroys the glimmers of spiteful sophistication which would have made it much funnier.

November 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

You'll wince and fidget and groan, and finally wonder at the nerve of the film-makers who thought they could get away with this.

November 2, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

I hear the script was funny, which is hard to believe: this is grim, misjudged and seems to go on for ever.

November 2, 2007 | Full Review…

A staggeringly inept farce.

November 2, 2007 | Full Review…

Scientists believe that black holes can slow down the progress of time. A similar effect can be felt by viewers of this damp squib of a farce as it grinds on from one lame set-up to the next.

November 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral


Hysterically funny British comedy about a funeral going wrong thanks to LSD pills, a grumpy wheel chair user, a hypochondriac and a blackmailing midget. Directed by "Yoda" Frank Oz, it combines all the known features of black and politically incorrect British humor. While it starts out somewhat slow and regular, the film burns a real firework of gags in the second half, culminating in one of the funniest and most wonderfully awkward scenes ever. The acting is accordingly excellent, with Brits either trying to keep their composure or losing it altogether. Go see this and you'll laugh tears like I did.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


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 seeing, however if only for the laughs. Once it's over, there is little to remember or admire. However, it deserves credit for being a successfully funny comedy. Those are hard to find.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer


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 deadline opps out of money endings and that took away from the enjoyment of what could have been an outstanding film, but all in all I did a lot of laughing. 3 1/2 stars 11-21-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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