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Joe Wright United Kingdom, 2017

Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Darkest Hour

We need a by-the-numbers biopic every year, preferably one that takes a larger-than-life figure from a storied era and erects his likeness in a predictably hammy fashion, and "Darkest Hour" lives up to that distinction. An overdecorated slog with minimized tension and faceless supporting performers, Gary Oldman has no choice but to shout most of his dialog through a ribbity accent to try & breed life into the picture