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953 Ratings

Darkest Hour

Directed by Joe Wright
United Kingdom, United States, 2017
War, Drama, History


Winston Churchill leads a charge against Hitler’s army in the early days of World War II.

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Darkest Hour Directed by Joe Wright

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

2018 | 2 wins including: Best Lead Actor

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best Actor

This masterpiece of cinema bombast introduces Winston Churchill like he’s in a Murnau film. Waking up in bed, he strikes a match to light his first cigar of the day, his face revealed by the flame.
April 19, 2018
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What Joe does with “Darkest Hour” is make a big screen experience that could be a chamber piece in other hands. He creates room for great actors (and not just a formidable Gary Oldman) to do sterling work and gives this historical chapter a style and form that befits both the past and the present.
January 08, 2018
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It excels whenever Wright isolates Churchill in suffocating spaces where he seeks counsel from those in his inner circle, but mostly has to marinate in crisis. The film is particularly good at showing how information about the hour-by-hour fates of thousands is filtered down to Churchill in a way that makes his decisions seem more abstract, because he cannot bear witness to the history he’s so crucial in shaping.
November 22, 2017
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