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The Death of Stalin

HD   R Closed Captioning

Armando Iannucci

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About the Movie

Proclaimed “the funniest political comedy of the year” (The Daily Beast), The Death of Stalin delivers a brutally executed parody of Cold War Russia. When the tyrannical ruler Stalin dies, his hapless inner circle scrambles to come up with the next evolution of the revolution – but it’s clear everyone is really out for themselves.  Written and directed by Emmy® Award winning and Oscar® nominated Armando Iannucci, Rolling Stone calls the film a “brilliant satire from a crack ensemble” (including Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Palin). Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 206
  • Fresh: 197
  • Rotten: 9
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: From start to finish, director/co-writer Armando Iannucci (creator of HBO's brilliant Veep) delivers an audacious and insightful and ridiculous and hilarious send-up that reminded me of the classic Monty Python films of the 1970s and 1980s. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Mar 16, 2018

Fresh: There's a universality to the humor that will reach even those with only a vague knowledge of who Stalin was. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Mar 16, 2018

Fresh: "The Death of Stalin" is a deep farce, but it is rooted in enough political reality that it hardly feels sensationalized. And given the current state of politics, it's as on-point as a breaking news alert. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Mar 23, 2018

Fresh: "The Death of Stalin" makes real-life horrors the source of hilarity - and it is hilarious - while never making light of the insanity that inspired it. – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Mar 22, 2018

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Customer Reviews

Loved it!!!!

Great film. Wish though that the characters tried to have Russian accents even bad ones.

Was all English!!!

The film works because truth is stranger than fiction

The authors of the book that this movie is based on said that their work was fiction but it did not take to much imagination to create this story. I can say besides the excellent work done by the entire consortium of people that worked on the film (actors were great, director, producers etc.), there is a modern day allegory. The allegory of power corrupts all and the system rots from the inside out. This film is a modern day fairy tale in every way.

Incredible Casting

I absolutely enjoyed this film. The tension between the characters was so perfectly built up to the fever pitch in the third act. Extremely well-written and executed by an amazing cast of seasoned comedic actors.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2018

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