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  1. MiloBOK's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Amazing film, full of some great, on-point humour that really works. Jason Isaacs steals every scene that he's in and the end result is a really enjoyable black comedy where a knowledge of Russian history pays off.

  2. DanielJD's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

  3. McOpinionated's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Scarily pertinent, appropriately brutal and informative. Also silly, really, really, silly.

  4. gld48's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    A little forced but still funny

  5. Viginti_tres's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    The humour is not as sharp as one might expect from Iannucci, though there are plenty of barbs within, but in many ways this is the joke. Scenes are taken straight from farcical british sitcoms, revitalised by taking place within this most brutal and tragic setting.

  6. Peter Walsh's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Farce and factionalism in a lean adaptation of the graphic novel. The creative decision to play to the strengths and the accents of the cast gives the film the momentum to glide right through the outright tragedy at the heart of the film. Visual comedy plays second fiddle to the script, but hey ho, I can live with that when Ianucci's in charge.

  7. Joao Domingues's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Curzon "Meet The World" 2017 || For someone better versed in politics, perhaps this wouldn't be as hilarious as it was for me.

  8. Max's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Iannucci's maniacal wordplay is missed but the historical basis gives his usual takedown of institutional incompetence a backbone of deterministic pathos. it doesn't quite sing but he balances the two tones admirably.

  9. Raminta's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    Read Ilf and Petrov instead.

  10. Blue Roses's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

  11. smndvdcl's rating of the film The Death of Stalin

    What's with all the 5-star ratings these days for films to find out they are anything but? Beyond all the amusingly farcical shenanigans of Stalin's cabinet, it's the bottom line implicit Kruschev apologetics that are most problematic. Another film with acting heavyweights safeguarding establishment ethics and espousing a gradualist 'moderate' position. Iannucci is a good director, but his politics are wonky at best.

  12. Eric Ortiz García's rating of the film The Death of Stalin