Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

By Joe Wright

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-11-22
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Director: Joe Wright
  • Production Company: Working Title Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
7.1/10
7.1
From 738 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • Beyond boring

    1
    By Caddisbug1994
    Need I say more?
  • 👍🏻

    5
    By 113456789 qwyt
    👍🏻👍🏻🥇
  • Oldman’s tour de force performance

    5
    By stoph61
    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.
  • True Art- Oldman is amazing

    5
    By Red Grange
    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.
  • Gary Oldman...

    5
    By majorthomas
    This is a very staged movie. I think that this movie and ‘DUNKIRK’ together make a unique historical world that creates a place for this movie besides watching Gary Oldman. I continued to forget that he was playing Winston Churchill. The very claustrophobic and red/yellow hue is an angst engine for this interesting and amazing performance. I have been an Oldman fan since I first saw him years ago. This is why the Academy Awards is still relevant. A movie that could be performed on a perfect stage with perfect design is very dependent upon the actors. This film becomes whole when history and ‘DUNKIRK’ meet Oldman’s Churchill. God save the Queen and Prime Minister Churchill!!!
  • Great movie

    5
    By Canucks72
    Gary Oldman is a brilliant actor. Well done!
  • great

    5
    By jonisl
    great movie and performance
  • Oldman did a wonderful job

    5
    By knowfler
    A good snippet of time starting from Neville Chamberlain’s resignation up to the Dunkirk rescue, we get a sense of the pressure and stress felt by Churchill as the reality of Great Britain’s fall looms. Oldman captures The British Bulldog in all the quirkiness and toughness I always imagined.
  • Great movie in many ways...

    5
    By Jwcarlon
    Easily best actor performance. Just an amazing once in a lifetime display of acting skills. A fascinating snippet of impactful history that affects us all still today. Nice touches on the visuals/directing. The script is excellent and adds a sense of suspense even though we know what’s going to happen. Also loved the music.
  • Didn’t come together

    2
    By mirrorsontheceiling
    The cinematography of this movie is beautiful at times. Particularly the overhead shots and the visual framing of Winston Churchill within the dark. The portrayal of him was great. This movie was good in many ways but not all through. It’s history. And this movie lacks the embellishment that usually comes with this subject. Because of this; it dragged at some points and there was a moment of relief when it ended. I gave it two stars because I usually love stuff like this and I would never watch it again. There were good moments and it’s well made. But by the end of the movie there was this lack of cumulation. It fell half flat. I personally didn’t like it as a whole and would not recommend for purchase. Worth a rental if you like the history, though. (Apologies for any spelling+ grammar mishaps)

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