I always love satire, so to find the maker of The Thick of It, In The Loop and Veep take a wrong turn here was very disappointing.
Armando Iannucci is famous for his no holds barred, raw satire, but for me, Stalin just didn't work. In fact I gave up after 45 minutes as the film was so excruciatingly unfunny. Not even a snigger left my mouth.
Springtime for Hitler (The Producers) and Inglorious Basterds did it right.