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

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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.
April 22, 2020
Does Tarentino almost better than Tarentino.
April 22, 2020
the sheer intensity of that bloodfest and the rapid fire black humor will amuse the more stoic-willed movie buff.
April 22, 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
April 22, 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.
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.
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.
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.
April 21, 2020
With a spare script, visual wonder and energy to burn, Why Don't You Just Die! promises snatch your attention like a duffle bag of cash.
April 21, 2020
You could almost think that Sokolov is slipping a root-and-branch social critique into his government-subsidised, gleefully black horror comedy.
April 21, 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 21, 2020
Sokolov's debut feature is a clever, bloody as hell, often hilarious virtuoso exercise in excruciating harm-doing among mendacious people.
April 20, 2020
As a result, Why Don't You Just Die! is a fun ride, with visuals and music choices that are every bit as enjoyable to experience as the revelations of its story.
April 20, 2020
It's a very amusing little film, one smart enough to know you've seen something like it before and to try and do something reasonably formally innovative to keep you entertained.
April 20, 2020
There's an appealing callowness to Sokolov's drawing on cinematic reference points, from the score lifted straight from Ennio Morricone and a visual nod to Trainspotting that bears repeating.
April 20, 2020
In a world of visually bland blockbusters, it's fun to see filmmakers stretching their stylistic muscles - Russian director Kirill Sokolov's wildly titled Why Don't You Just Die! is one such example.
April 20, 2020
What follows in Kirill Sokolov's directorial debut is a lurid but inventively executed tale of familial and professional mistrust as flashbacks fill us in on who these men are, while introducing us to the associates who have brought them together.
April 20, 2020
The thrill of the film is how Sokolov uses that seemingly restricted setting to create a series of suspenseful and often grisly setpieces.
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