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Darkest Hour
Lily James and Gary Oldman




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This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.

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Overview

This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.

Main Cast & Crew

Joe Wright - Director
Lily James
Gary Oldman
Ben Mendelsohn
Kristin Scott Thomas
Stephen Dillane
Samuel West
Charley Palmer Rothwell
Ronald Pickup
Jordan Waller
Hannah Steele

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 114
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192396694
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (some thematic material)
  • Release Date: February 2018

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Big Battles
War
Political
Historical

 

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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet -- and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940..." - 11/22/2017 Rolling Stone


"[This] stunningly cinematic history lesson balances the great orator’s public triumphs with more vulnerable private moments of self-doubt..." - 09/02/2017 Variety


4 stars out of 5 -- "While Gary Oldman’s phenomenal work as Winston Churchill had been heralded in advance, it is astonishingly equaled by the film’s achievements in direction, screenwriting, score and cinematography." - 11/22/2017 RogerEbert.com


"Wright’s staging is often eye-catching, guaranteeing that the film remains unflaggingly watchable..." -- Grade: B- - 11/21/2017 A.V. Club


"Gary Oldman, aided by diligent makeup artists and propelled by his own unmatched craft and discipline, embraces the task with almost palpable delight." - 11/21/2017 New York Times


"Were DARKEST HOUR just a symphony of World War II nostalgia, it’d probably still be a good watch. But because the film makes the effort to go deeper, it becomes something much more memorable." - 11/27/2017 The Atlantic


4 stars out of 5-- "It is truly a gift of a role, and Oldman repays Wright with the performance of a lifetime." - 12/01/2017 Empire


"McCarten’s scene writing is tart and efficient, and Wright infuses the drama with unquestioned energy." - 09/01/2017 Hollywood Reporter


"[W]ithin the first minute or so, we forget it’s Oldman and we marvel at one of the most authentic and memorable portrayals of Churchill in the long, the very long history of television series and movies about arguably England’s most important 20th century figure." - 12/06/2017 Chicago Sun-Times


"About 10 minutes into DARKEST HOUR, you forget Gary Oldman’s playing Winston Churchill in a gripping World War II drama. Gone is the vaunted British actor -- all that’s left is the stocky frame, large jowls and signature cigar of a political force of nature." - 11/17/2017 USA Today


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he thunderous energy of Oldman’s performance, backed up by Wright’s sinewy camerawork, carries it through." - 01/08/2016 Total Film

 

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