Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

DVD - 2018
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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.
Audience: Rated PG
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Universal,, 2018
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA DARKEST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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LPL_TriciaK Nov 16, 2018

Riveting film that will appeal to history buffs, anyone interested in power dynamics in government, and finally, the incredible risks that great leaders take. Acting is outstanding - Kristin Scott Thomas is unrecognizable as Clemmy, Winston Churchill's wife, and Gary Oldman masters the role of this unforgettable prime minister.

Nov 03, 2018

There's no shortage of movies and TV shows on Churchill but this is one of the best. How Oldman got to look and sound so much like the man is amazing. From everything I've read on this period of history and heard first hand from people who lived through it, the portrayal of all characters is pretty close to fact. What comes across in spades is Churchill's enormous strength of will and self-belief in the face of huge odds, both within his own parliamentary circle and from his sworn enemies abroad. A man who well knew disappointment, failure and the scorn of others but persisted on his course and pulled Britain, arguably the rest of the world too, from the brink of disaster. Fascinating history doesn't always make for good cinema, but here it does.

Oct 29, 2018

Interesting to focus on "the prime minister" as an middle age person getting appointed the work of the war master. Though for A short time his work in detail of his typist changed Europe & Hitler's war. The ups & down is quite capturing for the viewer, very good orator; just like Caesar for ROMAN Empire.

worth four stars

Oct 27, 2018

A good story, very dramatic. How much of it is a true and accurate representation, I don't know. In any case, inspiring.

Oct 07, 2018

Very good film. Gary Oldman's transformation was astonishing. Whole cast wonderful as well as the production. Highly recommend.

Sep 30, 2018

Wasn't Churchill kinda a racist? Like against pretty much all Indians?

Sep 11, 2018

I watched this movie twice and enjoyed much . Gary Goldman played very well .

Sep 06, 2018

Pretty good Churchill impersonation. A hair more Boris Karloff in the voice might have helped. The villains Chamberlain and Halifax consult political interests before patriotism, which I thought made good drama. I read that the real Chamberlain failed to prepare for war and believed he could negotiate with Germany (at Munich) because “Hitler’s going to attack the Bolshies. It says so in his book. That won’t break our hearts.” If he was dealing with a reasonable human being this might even have been a fair assumption. Perhaps “Darkest Hour” was unfair to old Neville. Oh well.

Sep 04, 2018

Although I have read many books about WC, this film did teach me a couple of new facts. Well made; well acted. I still wonder how one person could ingest so much alcohol.

oatmeal_crispy Sep 04, 2018

Gary Oldman gives a good performance as Sir Winston Churchill, but my favourite Churchill remains Albert Finney.

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Apr 24, 2018

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill.

Apr 24, 2018

"Those who never change their mind, never change anything".

Apr 24, 2018

"My darling, you have the full weight of the world on your shoulders. But these inner battles have actually trained you for this very moment. You are strong, because you are imperfect. You are wise, because you have doubts".

Apr 24, 2018

"At this critical junction for the empire we have a drunkard at the wheel. Wakes with a scotch, bottle of champagne for lunch, another one at dinner. Brandy and port until the wee hours. I would not let him borrow my bicycle".

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