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

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 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 20, 2020
"Why Don't You Just Die!" is too cartoonish and glib to have much to say about Russia or about genre films in general. But it is stylish and snazzy - a confident throwback to the knowing exploitation pictures of yesteryear.
April 20, 2020
Sokolov's debut feature is a clever, bloody as hell, often hilarious virtuoso exercise in excruciating harm-doing among mendacious people.
April 17, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die! is stylish enough, but it's rarely as clever as it is busy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 15, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die! is an accomplished film that makes the very most of its limited sets, without seeming constricted or stagey.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
April 9, 2020
As reminiscent of Japan's Sion Sono as of Guy Ritchie or Quentin Tarantino, Why Don't You Just Die! drips almost as much style as plasma.
April 8, 2020
Sokolov has gotten our attention. But it's been almost two years since this nasty little number premiered on the genre-film circuit. Why doesn't he just direct his next movie!
December 13, 2018
A splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humor.