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Murder By Death

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Robert Moore

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About the Movie

The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu, who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers, David Niven, Peter Falk, James Coco, Elsa Lanchester, Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Eileen Brennan, Nancy Walker, James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof Murder By Death. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (celebrated author Truman Capote in a Golden Globe(r) -nominated performance) is the setting for the twisted puzzler. Twain informs his guests that one of them will be murdered at the stroke of midnight. The pay-off: $1 million to whoever lives through the night. Murder By Death neatly lampoons both the mystery genre and the characterizations of these instantly recognizable gumshoes. Match wits with the super sleuths, but remember, you can't win if you end up dying from laughter!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 17
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As light and insubstantial as one could wish. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Murder by Death is a very good silly-funny Neil Simon satirical comedy, with a super all-star cast cavorting as recognizable pulp fiction detectives gathered at the home of Truman Capote, wealthy hedonist fed up with contrived gumshoe plots. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Stunningly unfunny. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Really funny, and great! Should be less than $10, but is totallly worth it anyway! One of my favorites

Funny!! {Read This if u r in a family}

This movie is FUNNY!!!!!! First of all, when I got to laughing it kept me laughing. Not a lot of movies can do that! Even oldies! But this movie had shocking twists a stellar cast, and "Clue" was only hoping to try to be this good. If you like funny movies with suttle, silly, funny, hilarious jokes and puns this is the movie for you!! I will warn that it does have some abusive language to God's name and Jesus' so just letting you know. (Capote pairs God's name with d--n, and an old lady says "Jesus Christ" as a curse). But still I loved this movie and wanted to watch it again. (But I would rent it at your local movie rental before you download it to your iPod)

best movie

this is a family favorite in my house and i absolutely love this movie buy it. it is totally worth it!!

Murder By Death
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2001

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