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      The Gathering Storm

      TV-PG 2002 1h 35m History Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 81% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Winston Churchill (Albert Finney) wages a battle against Nazi tyranny while facing obstacles in his marriage to Clementine (Vanessa Redgrave). Read More Read Less Watch on Max Stream Now

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      John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture Vanessa Redgrave is rather more of a surprise as his wife, Clemmie; one more easily imagines Redgrave leading a government and winning a war than Finney. Feb 1, 2018 Full Review Howard Rosenberg Los Angeles Times HBO is now the small screen's most captivating window to the past, though. Witness its recent account of Winston Churchill in The Gathering Storm. Jan 24, 2018 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Well-made HBO biopic… not the Churchill best known to popular imagination, but a lesser-known figure — a washed-up, unpopular MP nattering on in the House of Commons about views on India and Germany shared by few… Rated: B+ Sep 12, 2003 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 1, 2005 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Rated: 3.5/5 May 2, 2002 Full Review Arthur Lazere culturevulture.net intelligence, literacy, and high production values Apr 29, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Michael B I am a huge Churchill fan. Albert Finney is rhe best actor to have played him IMO. Fabulous film Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review steve d Important story adequately told. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review coco j great movie good intro to the period and the man Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A gathering storm of war, politics, and overcoming one's self hardship HBO and BBC films with director Richard Loncraine having Albert Finney as Winston Churchill A young Tom Hiddleston plays his son Randolph Vanessa Redgrave plays his wife Clemmie, she is with him in 1934 hoping his biography of his ancestor will win back his fortune But the lack of money thanks to the collapse of Wall Street has her chastising him waiting for him to actually notice her and what's right in front of him instead of pleasing him after 26 years This recounts the 6 year journey of prewar Churchill's life with his daring bravery to warn Britain of the invasion of Adolf Hitler's forces of the Nazi regime His return from the brink of political obscurity after his exile from government as a fading politician, and the price he paid in his private life before re-emerging as the nation's leader during World War II as the First Lord of Admiralty is portrayed There's a lot of talking in this but Albert Finney gives one of his most grand performances as Winston Churchill More focus on a man all washed up and eager to still have a voice to bring the British citizens back in high spirits Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent acting and a great movie! The best Churchill biopic made! I only wish they had made a follow up movie also with Albert Finney during Churchill in the war years! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Winston Churchill foresaw the warning signs of a war-mongering force that the title describes it as a storm - with some convolution, and this filmic approach not only conversely leads to the eventual appointed position that would stir the tide but also humanly explores Churchill's representational life through Albert Finney's defining, leading performance while finely associated with a nice cast to boot a little. (B+) (Full review TBD) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Winston Churchill (Albert Finney) wages a battle against Nazi tyranny while facing obstacles in his marriage to Clementine (Vanessa Redgrave).
      Director
      Richard Loncraine
      Producer
      Frank Doelger, David M. Thompson, Nick Gillott, Sue Berger
      Screenwriter
      Hugh Whitemore
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 35m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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