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 291 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?



  • Not so funny

    By Master copeland!
    Tries too hard to be east end gangland meets mafia meets farce. Definitely has its high points in terms of dialogue from Armando Lannucci but not his best work. Watch “In The Loop”. Far funnier.
  • Great

    By Tom Tubbs
  • Excellent

    By TheDogWalker
    Looking at the reviews this seems to be a "love it or hate it" film. I thought it was excellent, a brilliant cast who more than did justice portraying those terrible times through this dark comedy. That said, it is not likely to be everyone's "cup of tea" and a grasp of history and some knowledge of the actual people portrayed does help.
  • What a Pile of Tripe

    By Nomadman2k
    So this is British Comedy at its best! Who the hell wrote this complete pile of tripe, it’s not funny, or entertaining or even worth watching. Tooth extraction would be funnier that this waste of 90 minutes. Wait for it to come onto TV and then turn it off!
  • What happens when you put great talent in a crap farce

    By shaynes573
    This movie just doesn’t work. If I wanted to see an intelligent company, I would have been better placed watching Dumb and Dumber. Having said that, I normally love all the work of the cast and crew.
  • Disappointing

    By WC1977
    Was really looking forward to watching this film having read a lot about this period of Soviet history. Found it quite tedious by the halfway point.
  • Vulgar, vile and not funny!

    By BrownApple1
    Don't waste your money. Absolutley nothing positive to say about this horrible film.
  • 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.