Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

DVD - 2018
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During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 5 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Gary Oldman won an Oscar for playing Winston Churchill in this biopic about his challenging rise to the office of Prime Minister as Britain and France were losing to Germany in 1940. Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) brings resourceful direction and Lily James (Downton Abbey) works wo... Read More »


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mohee
Sep 11, 2018

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

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EvanSchoenfeld
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.

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Old_Toto
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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uncommonreader
Aug 31, 2018

Worth watching for Oldman's performance, but not otherwise.

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kpelish
Aug 21, 2018

Gary Oldman drives this film; perhaps because it goes over well-known territory that I couldn't give it another star. Has some interesting insights into Churchill's personality, how close he himself came to agreeing with the "appeasement wing" of Parliament, the sacrifice of the Calais regiment to save the larger Dunkirk forces, and his marriage/partnership.

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Nooksack20
Aug 21, 2018

Excellent movie which left me wanting to see more of what happened following Dunkirk and leading up to D-Day. Much better than the movie Dunkirk.

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Ky68RasK
Jul 27, 2018

Oldman gives a towering performance as Churchill. What an actor!

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duane767
Jul 24, 2018

One of my favorite movies that I watched this year. As with the best actors and actresses, Gary Oldman and Lily James are magnetic. Their times together onscreen are a joy. This is a truly inspirational portrait of Churchill.

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Sid01
Jul 13, 2018

A very good movie !! I'm going to buy it on Blu-Ray it's worth it !!!very good acting one in a million

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Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

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

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Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

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

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Lucik32
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".

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Lucik32
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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