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, California] : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
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May 17, 2018

Lots of history in this movie. Not sure I got it all because I was tired and fell asleep.

May 15, 2018

Great acting. A very good presentation of the complex character of Churchill.

May 14, 2018

Interesting film dramatizing the magnitude of the challenges faced by one of the most bold and dynamic men in recent history. Most men would have cracked under such pressure. Not an easy watch, but an important one.

May 11, 2018

In the "Darkest Hour" we get to see Mr. Churchill vs. Herr Hitler as war commanders at the beginning of the war. In "Churchill" we get to see these two close to the end of Herr Hitler with the invasion of Normandy. Other great films to help fill in the details of these two events, are "Dunkirk,", "Mrs. Miniver," and "Saving Private Ryan." These five excellent film help give a full picture of these two events, which almost resulted in the end of democracy in Western Europe, which is now being threatened again in 2018 by another white nationalist movement.

KungFuAndrew May 09, 2018

An riveting account of the early days of the Winston Churchill's tenure as Prime Minister during a pivotal period of WWII. Not completely factual, and with one scene that seemed to be out of sync with the rest of the film, it was an interesting look at Churchill and his decisions in how to react to the Nazi Germany invasion of Europe. Worth a watch just to see Gary Oldman become Churchill.

May 04, 2018

Was not the best actor I have ever seen pay Churchill. But loved the story.

May 02, 2018

I give this 4.5 stars, but only because I know that some people may not find interesting a movie of talking heads, but this is exciting historic drama of a person, place and time that is well-documented. There is one scene which is obviously fictional, and some of the private conversations can only be witnessed reported by one or other of the parties. For the most part, you have a sense that this was what it was like in democracy's Darkest Hour.

May 01, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this film and thought it excelled compared to other recent films on Churchill. Having visited the Churchill Cabinet War Rooms in London, it brought even a closer sense of reality to what happened at that time.

Apr 24, 2018

This was a film masterpiece! Loved it. The cinematography was superb. Gary Oldman deserved his Oscar since this might be his role of a lifetime. Although a serious topic of the movie, there were many hilarious moments and lines. Loved their humor.
"Nations which go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished".

Apr 23, 2018

Yes Gary Oldman's performance and transformation in this movie is amazing. The part that I found incredibly distracting and which ultimately ruined the movie for me is how it is basically "historical fiction" - Winston Churchill was a leader and a charismatic speaker true. However, this movie seems to also portray him as a military genius who PERSONALLY found the solution to the trapped troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. True he as Prime Minister might have made the ultimate decision but I HIGHLY doubt that his generals would have been shocked by the idea of sacrificing of 5 thousand troops to save 300 thousand troops.
On a much smaller note I also found the use of actors in the same characters as the Netflix show the "Queen" (I think their was a couple at least) a little distracting as well.
For me I would have preferred they showed it more historically accurate.

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Apr 24, 2018

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

Apr 24, 2018

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

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".

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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