Academy Award® nominee 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.
This was further proof of Gary Oldman and his Spot on, method acting! He played Winston Churchill with engrossing abandon!
THis is a great movie and I absolutely love it
Gary Oldman does an excellent job portraying Churchill. While a controversial character, history has shown Churchill was what England needed at the time. Once peace was achieved, he is discarded and fades into history. I enjoyed the movie from a historical stand point. Seeing the back room dealings and political challenges in a dark time was interesting. Well worth the cost.
I was afraid it would be one of those boring movies with slow pace, but I was surprised. It was actually very good and the acting was amazing.
Truly spectacular performances. Gary Oldman at his best.
Need I say more?
A terrific movie that shares an incredible story of Winston Churchill and England gearing up for the greatest battle by the greatest generation. Oldman’s performance was remarkable. This is history told the way it should be.
Gary Oldman gave us one of the finest performances of a historical icon since Daniel Day Lewis played Abraham Lincoln. A real measure of this success is when an audience is totally immersed into the character and feel they really have become that character. The scenery, the wardrobe, the lighting- all excel to the finest detail. I expected more military action- my only disappointment- but surprisingly the intelligence and maturity of this motion picture was enough to transport us into a terrifying prospect of Hitler taking over the last stronghold of humanity in Europe. This is a really refreshing break from the silly endless super hero movies and make believe motion comic books that have little intellectual value. People may actually learn a few things (or seek out further exploration) into this strange icon of the man who may have saved us from Nazi domination.
Superb in all regards and Gary Oldman is spectacular!
The storyline is tense and the acting superb (I must admit I always liked Oldman since “The Professional”).Even scenes without dialogue (like when Churchill and his secretary are just looking at each other) is unbelievable. An exceptional movie and point in history.
Gary Oldman's performance is exceptional; his virtuosity on full display in this role as Churchill. Direction/set design is absolutely first class. Best Actor/Best Picture without question.
Title says it all. Hollywoods' latest iteration of idolizing mass murderers. Churchill - the man who made bombing civilians politically correct, while simultanioulsy setting the precedent that is ignored in the Middle East every single day. On top of that, this movies only other purpose seems to propogate the jewish propaganda about how evil Hitler was the devil incarnate. How about a movie that goes in depth about how when Churchill was intentionally boming civilians, Hitler was sueing for peace? All hail the British empire, hollywood and the Jew World Order.
All I can say is,,,, this is a must see movie.