Chris Kavan - wrote on 03/02/18
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.