Last rites... and wrongs.
Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Parabolic Pictures Inc., Stable Way Entertainment, VIP 1 Medienfonds, VIP 2 Medienfonds, Target Media Entertainment|
|Comments||Strong language but in comic context and moderate in effect. Dark but hillarious comedy.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Zane Henry A muddied comedy with tiresome results.
Jeanne Hugo Makabere maar skreeusnaakse klugspel.
Sid Smith Death is a seriously lethal farce.
|Mail & Guardian|
Shaun de Waal
Bruce Dennill It is funny, but it could easily have been better.
Eddie Vulani Maluleke Death at a Funeral is undoubtedly the best comedy of the year: it's witty, fast-paced and utterly hilarious, eliciting the kind of laughter that unexpectedly erupts from the deepest bellies of your soul.
Tim Cogshell You'll laugh yourself to Death
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie is part farce (unplanned entrances and exits), part slapstick (misbehavior of corpses) and part just plain wacky eccentricity.
James Berardinelli Death at a Funeral is flawed, but I'm willing to forgive a lot of flaws when a movie makes me laugh as much as this one.
Death at a Funeral isn't entirely dead on arrival, but it never manages to get off cinematic life support to deliver the comedy like it should and could have.
Tomatometer Has enough slapstick silliness to overcome its faults.
What the People say
1989 Netizens Who knew a funeral could be so funny?
Average .. 59%