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      The Death of Stalin

      R Released Mar 9, 2018 1h 47m Comedy History Drama TRAILER for The Death of Stalin: Trailer 1 List View All /m/the_death_of_stalin/videos videos The Death of Stalin: Trailer 1 The Death of Stalin: Trailer 1 2:21 The Death of Stalin: Teaser Trailer 1 The Death of Stalin: Teaser Trailer 1 1:00 The Death of Stalin: International Trailer 2 The Death of Stalin: International Trailer 2 0:52 The Death of Stalin: International Trailer 1 The Death of Stalin: International Trailer 1 2:27 View more videos
      95% Tomatometer 257 Reviews 79% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria -- the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government? Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Death of Stalin finds director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci in riotous form, bringing his scabrous political humor to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels.

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      Robert Daniels 812filmreviews The Death of Stalin is not only unexpected, but sharp, witty, and effectively spurious. Rated: 3/4 Aug 27, 2018 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald A devastatingly funny dissection of power politics, stripping the mystique from it and those who worship it. Iannucci has done it again. Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 30, 2018 Full Review Wenlei Ma News.com.au The Death of Stalin is signature Iannucci - absurd set-ups leading to even more outrageous ends via the spitefully delicious cadence of his dialogue. Rated: 4/5 Mar 30, 2018 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine It all feels very bleak, and appalling, and horrifically absurd. The effect is absolutely superb. Rated: 9/10 Jun 12, 2024 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson The Death of Stalin is its own firing squad armed with a specialized brand of heinous hilarity. Rated: 3/5 Apr 7, 2024 Full Review Benedict Seal Vague Visages In the end, the humor fades away in favor of political machinations, but the film's killer gags are still numerable. Watching them delivered by expert performers is The Death of Stalin's primary pleasure. Dec 5, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      David S Got through about 17 minutes of this. Just not entertaining. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/14/24 Full Review Bob L Regrettably brief and prescient, a perfect companion project from the director of In The Loop. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/11/24 Full Review Jose María C Más que comedia, es una sátira histórica fascinante. La interpretación de Steve Buscemi como Nikita Krushov considero que es una de sus mejores en su dilatada carrera de décadas, y el demás reparto actoral es también de primerísimo nivel; la escenografía impecable y de deleite, es muy pero muy entretenida; y es magistral haber logrado transportar al público a esa horrorosa sociedad del miedo colectivo por causa de un Estado ultra policiaco como lo fue el estalinista comunista de esa época, cosa que con un documental o simple película histórica, hubiera resultado lúgubre y muy triste, acá no, terminas pasmado pero no abrumado con esta divertidísima sátira histórica. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Alec C Witness the fall of one of histories greatest tyrants and the hilarious officials who try to take Stalin's place! After their beloved leader dies, the remaining cabinet members attempt to maintain their authority during the changes in the Soviet Union, hoping to land on top of the heap. Darkly satirical and smart, this farce, fictional fall of the leader of Russia manages to make us laugh and stay entertained despite the insanity that ensues! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/24 Full Review Brian K The humour in The Death of Stalin is often very "dark" indeed, souring the humour to the extent that it spoils whatever merits this movie and its creators, producers, and actors exhibit. A big disappointment. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/24 Full Review Nope N Absolutely criminally hilarious, and fiercely poignant and intelligent at the same time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria -- the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains -- just who is running the government?
      Director
      Armando Iannucci
      Producer
      Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun, Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Kevin Loader
      Screenwriter
      Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Panache Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Quad Productions, Gaumont, AFPI, Main Journey, La Compagnie Cinématographique
      Rating
      R (Some Sexual References|Language Throughout|Violence)
      Genre
      Comedy, History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 9, 2018, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 11, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.0M
      Runtime
      1h 47m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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