The best thing that Armando Iannucci has ever done. . . . The script doesn’t so much joke about dictatorship as find the very existence of authoritarianism to be one of humanity’s sickest, saddest, oldest jokes—a fine distinction, but an important one, because it prevents the film from feeling exploitative, instead lending it the feeling of a lament in which the storyteller laughs so that he won’t cry.
Matt Zoller Seitz
March 25, 2018