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

May 6, 2020
Offering wall-to-wall gore and super-stylised visuals, this bloody chamber piece is not for the squeamish.
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.
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 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
"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 19, 2020
A grand guignol bloodbath which comes on like a homicidal remake of Meet the Parents, edited with a collection of power tools.
April 18, 2020
It is every bit as enjoyable and bonkers as it sounds.
April 17, 2020
Why Don't You Just Die! is stylish enough, but it's rarely as clever as it is busy.
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.
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 9, 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!
August 19, 2019
a confidently mounted blur of different filmmaking styles, ethical codes & generational clashes that welcomes the viewer to laugh, wince & gawp at its messy excess, while cheering on a young antihero who surely cannot survive his ordeal to the end.
December 13, 2018
A splatterpunk action comedy drenched in gleefully dark Russian humor.