The Death of Stalin (2018)

The Death of Stalin (2018)

2018 106 Minutes


Based on the graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussles for control.

Overall Rating

7 / 10
Verdict: Good
  • WHAT I LIKED: On the one hand, 'The Death of Stalin,' is easily the funniest film of the year, as it's genuinely laugh-a-minute stuff that combines smart political satire and slapstick humour with brilliant confidence and ease. The script and each... Read the full review »
  • ScreenZealots


    3 / 10
    Dreadfully unfunny and surprisingly violent, “The Death of Stalin” is a huge historical misfire. I love political satire as much as anyone, but this film is insufferable with its back-slapping, elitist brand of supposed “humor.” The film,... Read the full review »
  • As cheesy as it may sound, Armando Iannucci’s “The Death of Stalin” lives up to its tagline: “a comedy of terrors”. That’s exactly what this film is, a mocking look at the immoral inner workings of the Soviet Union during and after Sta... Read the full review »
  • This will be my new standard for dark comedy when someone asks for an example. Great cast, and bleak writing. I'm so glad they didn't try to do accents, that would have been terrible. Read the full review »