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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Score: 9 / 10

Director: Joe Wright
Producer: Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Tim Bevan
Studio: Universal Pictures
Starring: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 125 minutes

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  • 8

    Darkest Hour

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:55:03 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    7/10 “Darkest Hour”: May 1940 is the month Sir Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minster of England. He is driven and passionate. He has war experience and knowledge. Churchill is different from his predecessor Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax and their desire to broker a peace deal with Hitler. Churchill has the insight and instinct not to trust Hitler. Many young British solders have their lives on the line and Churchill is a decision maker with tough choices, filled with risks and sacrifices. Churchill was hard on those around him and known to be an alcoholic: his forte was not wooing people to his side. Despite this, he was respected for his brilliance and foresight but it was his words, which inspired. Realizing that he was out of touch with the realities of the British people he went out to speak with the masses directly. This empowered Churchill and gave him the courage to decide that Britain would never surrender. This film does capture the mood of its time, a country on the brink of losing the war. There is great costumes and acting by Gary Olson (Churchill) and Ben Mendelsohn (King George VI). The stuffiness of the parliamentary chambers and war rooms, are contrasted to the opulence of the Royal palace. On the downside, at times it is hard to understand Churchill’s slurred words. Perhaps this was a reality, given the amount of drinking he did, although it rarely impacted on his clarity of vision. This film does capture the view’s attention, and despite being 2 hours, is not boring.

  • 10

    Darkest Hour

    Monday, December 4, 2017 2:01:54 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    SUPERB: the great man rallies the nation he loves on the brink of total disaster. All of Europe was gone -- Hitler was at England's throat, and only one man stood between Hitler and his scheme of world rule: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill....with the heart of a lion. Oldman is magnificent as Churchill. Funny, biting, passionate. A must-see. Churchill himself said, "The nation had the lion's heart. I had the luck to give the roar."

  • 9

    Darkest Hour

    Monday, November 27, 2017 11:03:22 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    OH HELLO MARY CHRISTMAS PEOPLE . AND I JUST WANT TO SAY IS THIS MOVIE DARKEST HOUR IS VERY GOOD MOVIE AT ALL. IS TALK ABOUT THIS TRUE HISTORY ABOUT WORLD WARS 2 BEGINS . AND ANY ONE WHO LIKE HISTORY ABOUT WORLD WARS 2 YOU MUST SEE THIS MOVIE AT ALL. AND THANKYOU VERY MUCH AND HAVE A NICE DAY AND MARY CHRISTMAS AT ALL.

  • 9

    Darkest Hour

    Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:58:59 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Why is the recent movie, "The Darkesr Hour" being censored so it is prohibited to be shown in Lincoln, Nebraska?will we ever be allowed to see it in Marcus Theaters?