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Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) Reviews

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May 16, 2020
Kirill Sokolov's debut feature Why Don't You Just Die! demonstrates that same energy and spark found within Pulp Fiction, with added live-action cartoon levels of violence and humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2020
Offering wall-to-wall gore and super-stylised visuals, this bloody chamber piece is not for the squeamish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2020
A rip-roaring, bloody slice of Russian genre cinema that combines a tightly plotted narrative with a stylish command of craft to hugely entertaining, immersive effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 30, 2020
Nothing more than a smirking, sardonically grisly game, but on that admittedly low level, it works.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 28, 2020
Sokolov and his team seem to be students of the craft, and it's an absolute blast seeing them bash their way through the walls of Russian cinema to make something of their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 24, 2020
It's a movie where you will know pretty quickly whether it's going to be for you or not. I liked it right away.
April 24, 2020
It's simultaneously so bloody and gory, but there is a simplicity and a playfulness to the structure... A lot of fun, but definitely not for the squeamish.
April 24, 2020
What wins me over here -- more than the style, the violence, and the indulgence of it -- really are the performances.
April 23, 2020
[Director Kirill] Sokolov's antic sense of humor helps it go down easy.
April 23, 2020
...the central performers handle the range of tones without snapping as abruptly as Matvey's bones. The insane violence and gore won't sit well with everyone, but Sokolov executes Why Don't You Just Die? with a cinematic sensibility and confidence.
April 23, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die! has enough blood in it to make Herschell Gordon Lewis swoon. It is fun, fast, and a good reminder that so much can happen in one apartment with endless buckets of blood.
April 22, 2020
Along with some surprising emotions, the film has a particularly riotous production design, with vivid colours and lighting, a pastiche musical score and actors with wonderfully cartoonish features.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2020
Does Tarentino almost better than Tarentino.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 21, 2020
the sheer intensity of that bloodfest and the rapid fire black humor will amuse the more stoic-willed movie buff.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 21, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die! is kinetic filmmaking that takes the time to dig into the motivations of its characters just enough that we actually care
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2020
"Why Won't You Just Die!" looks slick and has some great scenes of uber violence, but after a while, it all becomes repetitive and loses the attention completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2020
Brilliant debut by 30-year old director who has out-mastered Tarantino at his own game.
April 21, 2020
When the viscera is flying, this approach works beautifully; even when you're watching Matvey get brutalized through hands clasped over your eyes, you're still watching.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 21, 2020
There's something delightful about a film that pits disreputable (but not despicable!) characters against each other and then lets them hack away at each other mercilessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 21, 2020
Sokolov uses satire with a splatterpunk level of blood and gore to work a knife into the fragile side of masculinity, which hasn't changed since the days of the Wild West.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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