The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

DVD - 2018
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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.

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charlysdad
Jun 18, 2019

If you like the same joke repeated over and over. You’ll love this movie. The acting is actually not bad. It’s just every scene is about the same thing.

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benjithegreat
Apr 20, 2019

I have to say, I'd heard about the movie, and I may have even heard it was pretty funny, and even knew Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor were in it, but I had no idea what I was in for. It is absolutely hilarious. Especially when not prepared for it. And Issacs as Zhukov is great!

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EvanSchoenfeld
Apr 17, 2019

The characters Khrushchev, Zhukov and Beria seem fairly drawn from Soviet leaders who went by those names. Whether the Central Committee really lurched through misunderstandings like Marx Brothers, it apparently functioned well enough to serve Beria final comeuppance. A pie in the face might have been lighter watching, but still.

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TFWelsh
Apr 16, 2019

The copy that i got would not play on either of my dvd players.

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johnulee
Mar 06, 2019

Very well made film, good writing, acting and staging.... some tongue in cheek, so to speak, but still honest to the times and serious in places... some liberties were taken in the name of lightening up the mood, but in the end a very enjoyable 90 minutes.

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empbee
Feb 28, 2019

Some funny scenes, some meant to be funny. A good comment on:

www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/27/stalins-death-shouldnt-be-played-for-laughs

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marcela_10
Feb 12, 2019

Very silly movie ,hardly based on history, I will give 1 out of ten . Totally waste of time.
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jmthornberry
Feb 07, 2019

Hilarious.

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wyllow
Jan 31, 2019

If you can find humor in a really dark period of Russia's history, this film is for you. I enjoyed it, but then again I can appreciate a good black comedy that can inform, repulse and draw a chuckle all at the same time.

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looper46
Jan 25, 2019

Really an absurdist look at the soviet Union at that point in history...The dude is dead, and everyone still afraid to make a decision, until Khrushchev takes the bull by the horns and takes care of the Beria problem...A good, sort of funny history lesson

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bdelligatti
Jul 05, 2018

"I've had nightmares that made more sense than this!"... spoken to Khrushchev

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