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.~Ellen Martinez
Have no real interest in Winston Churchill, have grown bored of Hollywood's WWII films, thought Gary Oldman was just a decent actor, and really fone with these pseudo documentary/biopics being churned out enough masse these days.
As Master Skywalker said in the newest Star Wars film The Last Jedi (available on sale now, with exclusive Steel books in store and on bestbuy.com, highly recommended also) "FUNNY HOW EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID WAS WRONG"
Not 5 star, but definitely a 4 1/2 star. I am invigorated by the thought there are still great WWII motion pictures that can be made. I literally understood a new correlation to the events at, and immidiately bought another 4 star plus film named after, but the events at DUNKIRK (on sale now at bestbuy.com in 4k UHD definitely add that to your cart with Darkest Hour, and hey YOU JUST QUALIFIED FOR FREE SHIPPING, BONUS BONUS!! Thank me later, you can donate to my charity foundation).
But all I can say is just gamble on this title ya cheapskate, bestbuy has you covered with great everyday price match guarantees, but they are always best price on sales costs sround the net, THEN you can come back and click HELPFUL on this review after a screening.
As always my faithful few following, this is Skinny Larry, Green Lantern of the review space sector.
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Movie is slow but really great at capturing what was going on at the time of WWll. Good acting. Great movie for adults who enjoy historical movies. Not much action as the movie focuses on Winston Churchill. Comes with a digital copy.
I was not prepared to enjoy this movie as much as I did. It may have been the biggest surprise of the year for me. I am a fan of historical drama when done well. What I was not prepared for was the humanity of the characters that came out in excellent writing. Someone said it was slow and I did not feel that was justified. Not all movies have to have action and things blowing up. The art of subtlety has been lost on the current generation. It helped that I had seen Dunkirk so I knew about the historical context. Since that was such an emotional movie I felt for the struggle of Churchill here. Oldman was amazing and deserved the awards he received for this undertaking. It is dark and brooding and makes you feel what the period demanded.
Very good story and very historically significant.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful performance from Oldman.
I purchased this movie without having watched it in the theaters, which is something I rarely ever do. However, the positive word-of-mouth surrounding this film was to overwhelming to ignore. Plus, I'm a sucker for period dramas. The power that this film is able to maintain through the drama of a battle/war the outcome of which the majority of the audience is familiar is astounding. Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill is the epitome of transformation into a role. Well worth the Oscar he finally earned.