Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. The humor manages to be simultaneously sophisticated, supremely silly and very dark.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    Insanely funny, if occasionally out-of-control, black farce.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    The lack of propriety and solemnity is precisely what makes this comic farce so uproariously funny.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 11 out of 42
  1. MikeH
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    Get's better and better every time you watch it!
  2. RichardC.
    Oct 12, 2007
    2
    Did these critics see the same film I saw? Are they so disenchanted with American cinema that they will fool themselves into thinking this Did these critics see the same film I saw? Are they so disenchanted with American cinema that they will fool themselves into thinking this crud is "hilarious" and "outrageous"? I was appalled to be sitting in a screening with strangers who were guffawing at this decidedly low-brow humour. I agree with what another user wrote - I am all for Farrelly Bros.-type comedy if it's billed as such - but I can't abide this unquestioning Anglophilia that gives dreck like this a passing grade just because the actors don't sound like us. At times, I thought I was trapped at home on a Saturday night in mid-winter, grazing on those execrable PBS Britcoms that make up-state NY bourgeoisie feel superior to their neighbours. Full Review »
  3. Jun 16, 2014
    8
    It really had to be a British to dare to do a movie about death ... and be successful. Indeed, if most of the recent comedies I have seen justIt really had to be a British to dare to do a movie about death ... and be successful. Indeed, if most of the recent comedies I have seen just made me smile, this one brought me to hilarity. I specifically wanted to congratulate Alan Tudyk, who plays his role with an exquisite humour. He plays a guy that is on drug without meaning to. It could almost be a masterpiece but unfortunately some of the subordinate actors don't bring much to the story ( such as the crazy dredge man ).
    It's a movie that I would particularly recommend to see when you're in a morose mood, this one might cheer you up!
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