Secret revelations and chaos reign when members of a dysfunctional British family gather to lay their patriarch to rest.
" Struggles valiantly to be funny but is mostly dead on arrival. "
" Death at a Funeral might have been made in the 1960s, not to be released until well past its stale date. "
" Death at a Funeral may be the funniest movie ever set in such a deadly serious setting. "
" If, like me, you ever thought the supply of British comic talent was unlimited, here's surprisingly convincing evidence to the contrary. "
" Even at a brisk 90 minutes, though, the show begins to feel like a memorial that has dragged on too long. Comedy plus bad timing equals disappointment. "
" Insanely funny, if occasionally out-of-control, black farce. "
" 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. "
" Scatological grue, nudity, swearing, drug-taking and the chance to watch two grown men wrestle a midget... "
" Death at a Funeral finds its comedy in the peculiar human trait of being most tempted to laugh when we're absolutely not supposed to. "
" It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again. "
" 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 don't stop until the movie, like the subject of its family get-together, has taken its last breath. "
" It's sillier but funnier than Knocked Up, the summer's other notable comedy. "
" A standard but serviceable vulgar farce. "
" Death builds slowly and inexorably to a comic explosion that's just too good -- too insanely, impossibly mortifying -- to spoil here. "
" No, there aren't a lot of surprise giggles in it. But at this Funeral, the pleasure is in seeing those giggles coming. "
" I just found it tiresome and tedious and predictable. "
" Screenwriter Dean Craign exhibits a real feel for the way that a crisis brings out age-old hostilities. Craig uses humor as a cover-up to say something about the way families pull apart as well as together at difficult times. "
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