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The Death of Stalin (2017)The Death of Stalin (2017)

The Death of Stalin (2017)

Comedy, Drama, History

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

Belgium, Canada

English

A-list actors, Discussion-sparking, Funny

2017

Armando Iannucci

Adam Ewan, Adam Shaw, Adrian McLoughlin

107 min

Synopsis

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. Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.

Our Take

8.1
Bilal Zouheir

This is a hilarious political comedy starring the ever-great Steve Buscemi. Set in the last days before Stalin’s death and the chaos that followed, it portrays the lack of trust and the random assassinations that characterized the Stalinist Soviet Union. Think of it as Veep meets Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator. Although to be fair, its dark comedy props are very different from the comedy that comes out today: where there are jokes they’re really smart, but what’s actually funny is the atmosphere and absurd situations that end up developing.

Comments

M
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Steve Buscemi is so good in this. I could watch a three hour montage of Steve Buscemi being confounded and not get bored.

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