Academy Award® winner Gary Oldman gives a “towering performance” (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama DARKEST HOUR. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, DARKEST HOUR is a powerful, inspirational drama.
Never never never surrender. 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.. Darkest Hour Wiki
Shows the darkest days and the palpable fears of a nation on the brink. I can only imagine what was going through Churchill’s mind at the time. The best scene is when Churchill is riding the underground and rides with the people. The scene provides inspiration, hope, and a resolve on a human level which propels Winston to rally Parliament and the people against the Nazi’s in the Battle for Britain was the tide that turned the World and saved Western civilization !
Much like Daniel Day Lewis' Lincoln, Gary Oldman gives the finest portrayal of his career. For a movie that is mostly all talking (with little action that todays audiences seem to thirst for), the acting keeps us fully engaged until the climactic speech that unified a nation. A brilliant motion picture and one of the best in the last couple of years.
What a great insight into Winston Churchill and the politics of the day. Remarkable how one man's conviction and intelligence really impacted the future of the entie civilized world. This is a movie with great acting, an important story line, and insight into the world stage. Gary Oldman is exceptional. iTunes Extras also offer insight the further enriches thsi movie.
This looks spectacular!!!! Plus Gary Oldman?!!! 😱😆👍🏻👌🏻
I really enjoyed the movie! The acting was superb and the plot line was riveting. Go watch it!
Like any truly great person, it is impossible to capture the measure of Churchill on filme. Gary Oldman was deserved of an Oscar long ago and it could be argued that this was not his best (Coppola's Dracula) but notwithstanding, the filme educates and adorns the man who did save Western Civilization (stunning) with a certain fraility and humane (ness) which is oft left aside to the more severe views of this Giant of a man. The King's role is prescient as are his lines and methinks the filme lines up rightly for the British Empire, perhaps not as much for the viewers. Nonetheless it is elegant and meaningful. Capturing true greatness is nary impossilbe. It is a fleeting as the Spring...
This is the best movie I’ve seen in a number of years. It gripped my attention from start to finish. I watched it two evenings in a row. Oldman’s performance was superb.
Gary Oldman is excellent in this role. The movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. Awesome!
While Gary Oldman did an excellent job portraying Winston Churchill, the actuall history is entirely suspect (particularly the subway scene) in that it never happened.
Démontre à quel point ce grand homme l'était. Celui qui a personnifié la résistance à l'allemagne.
Some kind moments stand out as well as the epic ones. Pairs well with Dunkirk. Love that Oldman finally got his oscar for this. Well deserved!
Stupendous (and Oscar-winning) chameleon-like performance by gifted actor Gary Oldman. A two-hour dramatized character portrait of a populist leader who changed the course of history, guided by a intelligent supporting cast.
Best movie I’ve seen all year.. Winston Churchill was a wonderful leader. I Recommend you watch this
Great movie! Oldman is very good so are the other members of the cast. Truly enjoyed it
Oldman's impersonation of Churchill is so far off the mark as to be laughable. In real life Oldman has a halting speech pattern. Even repeating the script didn't prevent him from speaking in a halting manner. People who stutter in real life can speak normally when singing or following a script! There are a couple of other British actors who not only look like Churchill but SOUND like him as well. Oldman was NOT convinving in either area. The direction and cinematography were fine. Apart from Oldman the only other thing I disliked in the film was the ending. Definitely disappointing!
An accurate portrait of a critical time in history and of the flawed yet brilliant man at the center of it all. Though historic events now seem self-evidently certain, this movie takes us back to that time and place and allows us to see the events unfolding in all their uncertainty and chaos.
this movie is a masterpiece
They didnt shy away from the terrible stresses, or how near Chuirchill had been pushed to breaking, for many valid reasons. This was a phenomenal show, and Oldman brought Churchill back to life. Little in the way of action, but that matters not at all. Strong in the way of drama. This was stirring, partly because they exposed many of the flaws as well. Buy.
Superb in all regards and Gary Oldman is spectacular!