Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman won an Oscar portraying Winston Churchill as he leads a charge against Hitler's army in the early days of World War II.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Best Actor (Oldman) & Makeup and Hairstyling, Academy Awards 2018; Best Actor (Oldman), Golden Globes 2018
2017Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language125 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyWarHistorical

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Darkest Hour / Reviews

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Flicks, Paul Casserly

Bloody typical, you wait years for a good Churchill impersonation to come along and a bunch arrive at the same time. The small screen had the superb John Lithgow in The Crown, and a few months back Brian Cox delivered the cinematic goods in Churchill. That film was all about D-Day, this one is set a few years before, in the dark days leading to the evacuation in Dunkirk. It seems we can’t get enough of this complex piss-wreck who saved the world. We see Churchill the grump, the great orator, the charming old bulldog, the sozzled superhero.

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Variety

Variety

Balances the great orator's public triumphs with more vulnerable private moments of self-doubt, elevating the inner workings of British government into a compelling piece of populist entertainment.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Gary Oldman carries off a tremendous performance here, and it's impossible not to enjoy it.

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Stuff

Stuff

Not only a terrific tale in its own right, but also a brilliant companion piece to Christopher Nolan's equally excellent Dunkirk.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Like its central character, Darkest Hour has "mobilised the English language and sent it into battle."

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A snappy and straightforward crowd-pleaser that focuses on new Prime Minister Winston Churchill's mighty efforts to rise to the occasion of rescuing his country from the appeasers and defeatists in Parliament and stirring the public to defiance of Hitler.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A film predicated on dialogue and performance, and in those areas it delivers completely.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Churchill's darkest hour is Gary Oldman's finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen - but not the only one.

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Collider

Collider

It's a rousing, engaging chronicle of British politics, and also a surprisingly moving story about great leadership.

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