What Flicks audiences said about The Death of Stalin

We were proud to bring preview screenings of Death of Stalin to different cities of the motherland (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch). The blistering satire from Veep creator Armando Iannucci chronicles the aftermath of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953.

Starring Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor and Olga Kurylenko, the film releases in New Zealand cinemas nationwide March 15. See what Flicks punters had to say after the preview screenings…

Barnaby Russell ★★★★★

“I loved the film, which expertly mixes spot-on humour with some incredibly grim situations. An odd-ball gem.”

G. D. Aldridge ★★★★

“Great casting, a clever script and great one-liners make for an entertaining trip to the cinema. Recommended.”

Hugo Burns ★★★★

“It doesn’t bother to honour the actual events by having accurate accents etc. but that just makes it all the more funny.”

Flickster ★★★★★

“Some very dark material with moments of pure comedy makes this movie a must-see.”

Austriaco ★★★

“I felt a bit empty afterwards despite laughing during most of the funny bits. I found the pace of the whole piece lacking which is not because of the amazing cast or the often hilarious dialogue.”

Stew P ★★★★★

“Armando Iannucci is a genius. His writing is sharp, witty and insightful, and The Death of Stalin is no exception.”

Steve King ★★★★★

“This was the funniest movie I’ve seen in years – certainly since In The Loop. Apologies to the person in front of me who I spat water over at one point.”

Benedict Reid ★★★★

“Steve Buscemi is at his comic best, but the rest of the cast generally match him.”

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