Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour
6.8/10 by 295 users

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Release Date:November 22, 2017
Genres:Drama, History, War
Production Company:Working Title Films, Perfect World Pictures
Production Countries:United Kingdom
Director:Joe Wright, Dan Channing-Williams, Gayle Dickie, Phoebe Billington
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Plot Keywords:biography
  • Wonderfully refreshing look at Churchill
    September 25, 2017

    I'm sure I am not alone in having seen everything ever filmed about the man.

    But this is nothing like I have seen before. He is so funny.

    We see his ability to make jokes like never before and there is more here than just dry sarcastic references.

    He keeps us in stitches. He must have told 25 jokes.

    This film starts in the days when Chamberlain knows he cannot continue as prime minister, alongside the crippling uncertainty of his cabinet meetings, and through to when the entire country, as a result of his speeches, stands firmly behind Churchill as war leader.

    What surprised me the most was how large a role the opposition party played in Churchill's rise to power.

    Excellent supporting cast from those distinguished actors we have seen in many BBC productions and "Game of Thrones".

    Ben Mendelsohn's portrayal of King George VI was stunningly well done.

    A real delight at Tiff - too bad no Q&A for my screening.