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Year
2017
Runtime
125 min.
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Drama, War, History
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
0
Checks
3,178
Favs
122
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
3.8% (1:26)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Shazaaaam's avatar

    Shazaaaam

    I'm of two minds about this one. This is, without a doubt, the greatest portrayal of Churchill there's ever been on film or TV. His emotionalism and crazy sentimentality, his aristocratic pretensions and surprising crudeness, his wit and brilliance and determination... all here. But as history, it's pretty weak, from the cartoonish villainy of Halifax to the climactic, bizarre, totally fictional scene where he spoiler Why make a historical drama at all if you're going to lie about the most crucial event in it? Oldman certainly deserves an Oscar for this, but the movie around him deserves only obscurity. 8 months 3 weeks ago
  2. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    If you actually know your history this film is only average. If you want the fairty tale version you might like this. 8 months 3 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Darkest Hour looks at Winston Churchill's appointment to the post of Prime Minister and his struggle to get the country, especially his political opponents, on board with waging war against Germany. Set in May of 1940, it acts as a perfect companion to Dunkirk, with a similar ticking clock motif and everything. Of course, Gary Oldman is perfect as the witty, emotional, trouble-making leader, but full props to director Joe Wright for making more than a biopic thanks to bold image-making. The picture looks and sounds great, and boldness is, indeed, what is thematically called for when your subject is Churchill. Though this is largely a political story, the world outside the House of Commons is adequately addressed, and one scene actually had me holding back tears. That was a surprise. 9 months 2 weeks ago
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