Darkest Hour Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1754

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 34

Theatrical Release Date: 12/22/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/27/2018

Language: English

Genre: Drama, War

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Joe Wright

Actors: Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup

Plot: Mere days after becoming the new Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchhill faces one of his most daunting and defining trial: as Nazi Germany subjugates Western Europe, Great Britain is clearly in its sites. An unprepared public, a skeptical king and with his own party plotting against him, Churchill will have to figure out how to rally his nation, and, in doing so, change the course of history. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 03/08/2018

Joe Wright's film DARKEST HOUR is a good historical drama but it's no Dunkirk. Or if I may use an older reference, King's Speech. Remember how good that was?

Rating of
3/4

Amy - wrote on 03/05/2018

Not a bad movie, but one Hollywood can make in its sleep. Churchill is an interesting, complex person, but this movie didn't even try to dig deeper than the familiar legend. Gary Oldman does fine work, but this is probably one of the least interesting roles of his career.

Rating of
3.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/02/2018

This film would make a great double-feature with Dunkirk. Gary Oldman gives arguably the greatest performance of his career by literally becoming Winston Churchill. This is not imitation, this is transformation, and it is a wonder to behold. The supporting cast, especially Stephane Dillane as Churchill's foil Viscount Halifax and Lily James as loyal secretary Elizabeth Layton are also quite good. But this all comes down to Oldman in a role that has been performed by many actors over the years, but if this is not the best, certainly rivals them and brings emotional heft and gravitas to one of the most important times in modern history.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
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Rating of
3/4

"Darkest Hour" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/03/2019

After a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Parliament selects veteran politician and often divisive figure Winston Churchill to lead the country in its fight against Hitler.

Darkest Hour is a political drama set during what has become a period in British history that has come to define the national consciousness; the darkest of times, but a time that forged the courage of our convictions and bravery in the face of adversity. Because the story is so wordy, director Joe Wright has felt the need to overcompensate with some unnecessary visual embellishment and plot contrivances that threaten to topple over into “The Comic Strip Presents: Strike!”-style Hollywood self-parody, the worst example being the scene set in an Underground carriage which is – and worse, …

Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
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Rating of
3/4

Darkest Hour - Review

Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/31/2017

"Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!"

'Darkest Hour' is this years 'Lincoln'. Both films star a well respected actor who is unrealizable and brings one of the best performances of their career. History sure dose repeat itself.

It's quite shocking more actors have played Winston Churchill than James Bond, Spider-Man, and Doctor Who. Lets not forget we had another movie about Winston Churchill early this year named 'Churchill' staring Brain Cox. However, my excitement for Oldman to play the British bull dog was high, because I knew he's gonna stick his teeth into this meaty role, and he sure did. Gary Oldman was absolutely terrific and not once will you guess it's him. The level of humility, fear, and rage Oldman brought to role makes you see another side to …

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