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      Darkest Hour

      PG-13 Released Dec 22, 2017 2h 5m History Drama Biography War TRAILER for Darkest Hour: Trailer 1 List View All /m/darkest_hour_2017/videos videos Best Picture Mashup Best Picture Mashup 1:37 Transformers: Actors In Disguise Transformers: Actors In Disguise 2:11 Darkest Hour: Behind the Scenes - Five Weeks Darkest Hour: Behind the Scenes - Five Weeks 1:04 Darkest Hour: Behind the Scenes - Gary and Kristin Darkest Hour: Behind the Scenes - Gary and Kristin 1:16 Darkest Hour: Trailer 1 Darkest Hour: Trailer 1 2:20 See It/Skip It: Ben Mendelsohn Interview See It/Skip It: Ben Mendelsohn Interview 3:22 Darkest Hour: International Trailer 1 Darkest Hour: International Trailer 1 2:40 Darkest Hour: Trailer 2 Darkest Hour: Trailer 2 0:58 View more videos
      84% Tomatometer 313 Reviews 82% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings The fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. The newly appointed British prime minister must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. During the next four weeks in 1940, Churchill cements his legacy as his courageous decisions and leadership help change the course of world history. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Darkest Hour is held together by Gary Oldman's electrifying performance, which brings Winston Churchill to life even when the movie's narrative falters.

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      Robert Daniels 812filmreviews Darkest Hour demonstrates the immense courage Churchill had. It doesn't fully absolve and deify him, rather humanizes. Rated: 3/4 Sep 5, 2018 Full Review Mark Kermode Kermode & Mayo's Film Review I don't want to undermine my admiration for Gary Oldman's performance, but I think the film itself is flawed. Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Michael Sragow Film Comment Magazine In Darkest Hour, Wright's charged, blustery framework pulls the audience into a distant political landscape. But his approach here is also limiting and nearly wearying. Mar 8, 2018 Full Review Don Shanahan Every Movie Has a Lesson The film builds its mounting prospects of calamity and clashes of dissension with polish and gumption, avoiding many of the dull notes normally saddling most other behind-the-war-room yak-fests. Rated: 4/5 Apr 7, 2024 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Joe Wright offers up compelling and timely lessons on conviction, persuasion, and the power of bipartisanship – all things our current governments could learn from. Rated: 4/5 Aug 20, 2022 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Stirring though the proceedings may sometimes be, Darkest Hour resists absolute immersion so that its audience will notice how much effort went into its making. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Patrick C It is unfortunate that a film showing how much attention its subject paid to his speeches should have been served by a screenplay that seemed so obviously 'written'. At times it seemed like there was a Churchill character checklist that was gradually ticked off - Drank like a fish? Check. Big on cigars? Check. Gets emotional? Check. Moody and stubborn? Check. And all those blatant character introductions in the script, rather ham fisted. Gary Oldman put in an excellent performance as the great man but so much of what surrounded his fine turn was deeply flawed. The camerawork and editing at times seemed rather too 'in your face' for a story of this kind and too many scenes struck me as so obviously 'staged' and directed. The great films succeed in making the viewer forget all the industry and planning behind the scenes, whereas I found myself constantly thinking how I was watching something very much 'created'. The scene on the Tube was ludicrous and the final scene in the Commons was laid on so thick it could have been Churchill applying mortar during one of his Chartwell wall-building sessions. So not a bad film but could have been so much better. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review William L The acting is phenomenal, the pacing is perfect. A riveting true story, expertly told. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/17/24 Full Review Ricardo R Gary Oldman was indeed phenomenal on this one. And even without Gary's performance, this would still be a worthy watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/14/24 Full Review Frank P Excellent Movie. There are minor tweaks to the actual history but the overall fear of being alone to face the Nazi invasion is incredibly accurate. The acting is phenomenal along with the attention to detail in sets. Indeed, there's almost universal acclaim for Oldman's depiction of Churchill. Director is to be compleminted for telling an important story but at the same time keeping it fast-paced and interesting. This is one of the great movies of the 21st Century. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/24 Full Review Richard G. R Gary Oldman gives a powerhouse performance as Sir Winston Churchill, winning the Oscar for Lead Actor. Really good film from beginning to end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/17/24 Full Review Alec C This is the story of the man who wanted to fight for his country and his liberty! Winston Churchill is Englands newest prime minister and is torn between fighting against the Nazi invasion or maintain a peace treaty between the two sides, with pressure mounting on him to make a decision soon. Gary Oldman plays the memorable minister with conviction and humanity, making this one of the most intense period dramas ever! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. The newly appointed British prime minister must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. During the next four weeks in 1940, Churchill cements his legacy as his courageous decisions and leadership help change the course of world history.
      Director
      Joe Wright
      Producer
      Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski
      Screenwriter
      Anthony McCarten
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Working Title Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Thematic Material)
      Genre
      History, Drama, Biography, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 22, 2017, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 6, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $56.3M
      Runtime
      2h 5m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Atmos
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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