Death at a Funeral

New 'Death' not really necessary

'Death at a Funeral' Chris Rock (left) is miscast in the movie's most serious role and Martin Lawrence isn't funny, period, in "Death at a Funeral." (Phil Bray/Screen Gems)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / April 16, 2010

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“Death at a Funeral’’ is proof that a well-made screenplay is indestructible. A nearly shot-for-shot remake of the 2006 British comedy about a family gathering that spirals blissfully from one disaster to the next, the new version is completely unnecessary and sloppier than it should be. It’s also still funny, partly thanks to smart casting in a few key roles ... (Full article: 517 words)

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