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Joe Wright United Kingdom, 2017

msmichel's rating of the film Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman gives one of the best performances of his long career capturing Winston Churchill in the first days of his appointment as prime minister as the Nazi war machine moves across Western Europe and the situation at Dunkirk develops. The scripting of Anthony McCarten is quite impressive even if there are some conveniences and folklore added to the mix. Wright's reliable direction elevates the film.