The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

By Armando Iannucci

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-10-20
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 46min
  • Director: Armando Iannucci
  • Production Company: Title Media
  • Production Country: Belgium, France, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.49
From 136 Ratings


From acclaimed writer/director Armando Ianucci (In the Loop, ‘Veep’) and featuring an all-star ensemble cast comes an outrageously funny masterpiece that’s the best British comedy in years. STALIN IS DEAD! And with The Soviet Union’s top job now up for grabs, the men within Stalin’s council enter an ‘interview’ process unlike any other. With the prospect of absolute authority over the nation within grasp, what follows will be devious plotting and farcical backstabbing, where one man will gain supreme power over the USSR. The question is: who?



  • Very poor

    By CR*#!P
    A Rate cast. C Rate Script!
  • Brilliant

    By le.bouch
    Superb. I really don’t understand the few poor reviews of this movie - perhaps it goes over some people’s heads. Great cast and an interesting period of history dealt with very cleverly.
  • Intelligent, funny, horrible

    By AKM_72
    A fantasticly well acted comedy about very dark times. Focuses on the characters and the paranoia and the psychology of senior communists in the USSR but also found time to include numerous scenes that cast light on what those outside the senior leadership thought. It felt shorter than it's 1 hour 46 minutes and I could happily have had more.
  • Best film I’ve seen in ages

    By Bexylouj
    Where do I even start this film was absolutely brilliant…
  • Not a comedy

    By u307spw3
    Oh dear. I really had hoped for better but this really isn't funny. Great cast, to be fair. I had forgotten that Mr Ianucci's comedies tend to be more intelligent than amusing.
  • Death Of Stalin

    By Antone 52
    Read the review’s, great film, funny, what a load of pish posh , had more fun watching paint dry, don't do, don't buy it, or do what I did, bought it, watched 5 min's, then deleted it from my library!!!
  • Out of the Loop

    By Sky Ranger
    Perhaps I should know more about the context of this period of Russian/Soviet history but I felt exiled by this farce. Steve Buscemi drags this film along with his energetic performance. All the other players look as though they thought they'd signed up for one of Armando's 'funny films'. "Carry On Kremlin"?
  • again FALSE claims of the best of british comedy

    not remotely funny. subject matter is vile.
  • Rubbish

    By Markofaman
    What a complete waist of my time. Watching the wizard of oz for the 25th time would have been more entertaining.
  • "Outrageously Funny Masterpiece" - you must be joking!

    By Old Gubba
    Always suspect people who write statements like "Best Bristish comedy in years". They must be on someones payroll. It is not remotely funny. Not even amusing. This story line might work as a stage play, but as a film. It borders on weak drama. It's more theatrical counter-point than coherent story line. The subject matter was certainly not funny in the slightest for those on the receiving end in 1950's Russia. Bad choice for a talented cast.