Darkest Hour

It is a bit of an odd film in that I felt like I spent the entire film watching Oldman play Churchill rather than Churchill being a central player in a very dark time. At no point did I feel any urgency about what was going on. It just felt like…. Oldman putting on his dressup clothes to be Churchill. In that sense it is ironic that they kept referencing Dunkirk because that film conveyed a ton of desperation and urgency. I felt none in this film and often found myself looking at my watch.

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Movie title: Darkest Hour

Movie description: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, 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.

Date published: 2018-02-10

Director(s): Joe Wright

Actor(s): Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, Ben Mendelsohn, Nicholas Jones, Samuel West, David Schofield, Richard Lumsden, Malcolm Storry, Hilton McRae, Benjamin Whitrow, Joe Armstrong, Adrian Rawlins, David Bamber, David Strathairn, Jeremy Child, Brian Pettifer, Michael Gould, John Atterbury, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hannah Steele, Philip Martin Brown, Nia Gwynne, Faye Marsay, Jordan Waller, Mary Antony, Bethany Muir, Anna Burnett, James Eeles, Roisin O'Neill, Joanna Neary, Flora Nicholson, Richard Glover, Paul Leonard, Eric MacLennan, Tom Ashley, Pip Torrens

Genre: Drama, History

My Review

It is a bit of an odd film in that I felt like I spent the entire film watching Oldman play Churchill rather than Churchill being a central player in a very dark time. At no point did I feel any urgency about what was going on. It just felt like…. Oldman putting on his dressup clothes to be Churchill. In that sense it is ironic that they kept referencing Dunkirk because that film conveyed a ton of desperation and urgency. I felt none in this film and often found myself looking at my watch.

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