The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

By Armando Iannucci

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2018-03-09
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Director: Armando Iannucci
  • Production Company: Title Media
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 345 Ratings


Proclaimed “the funniest political comedy of the year” (The Daily Beast), 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.  Written and directed by Emmy® Award winning and Oscar® nominated Armando Iannucci, Rolling Stone calls the film a “brilliant satire from a crack ensemble” (including Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Palin). Proof that comedy, like politics, is all in the execution.




  • you call this a comedy?

    By AINT963
    does not even deserve a review
  • Really?

    By Satan'sTurtle666
    If you don’t like dark comedy, or get easily offended because of a joke, don’t watch it. Overall, very good movie.
  • Awful

    By Ifly4fun2
    Makes terrible fun of the folks who suffered from Stalin’s brutal oppression. As a Russian, this is irritating to watch and quite offensive. They stepped the line.
  • Disappointing

    By Household diva
    I thought that thus would be satirical, more in line of a Monty Python. My husband and I were less than amused. The wit was not hitting the mark for us.
  • Really Great Dark Comedy

    By I need a name and this is it
    I will warn y’all that this may not be for most people, gore and rape are some of the fees things you should expect before watching, and it’s not all comedy of course, also The comedy is a bit of an acquired tastes though
  • Boring

    By Dry haiku
    Couldn’t finish this film. Too many British actors over-acting.
  • Great

    By Bevo67
    Two people I think about while watching this movie - Solzhenitsyn and Kubrick. I think both would have approved - one for the sake of justice the other for the sake of art - difficult to say which would be which.
  • Just Terrible!

    By Taster11
    I wanted to like this movie, but it is just awful and it's really not funny at all. There is just nothing funny about it. Save your money.
  • perfect movie

    By dem socialist
    so funny and historically insightful. it is everything i look for in a movie and i’ve seen it 10 times
  • To docwatch

    By m6255
    A rare failure of Tomatoe meter? TM gets it wrong 80 percent of the time. There have been so many movies I've enjoyed that TM called rotten and Visa versa, TM is terrible