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It's a good movie to watch if history is interesting to you. The cast did a wonderful job portraying the characters.
a rare opportunity to see a movie that you have to use your brain. the millennials will hate it
He’s (Oldman) superb in this one, a study in eccentric but magnetic leadership, and in masterly acting.
As showy as that makeup and voice is, and as big and boisterous as Churchill’s speeches are, Oldman finds nuances that few actors do in this sort of role. He’s not all fiery tirades and tearful monologues.
This is a film which breathes life, as well as alcohol fumes, into history. Like its central character, Darkest Hour has “mobilised the English language and sent it into battle.”
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- Gary Oldman
- Kristin Scott Thomas
- Ben Mendelsohn
- Lily James
- Ronald Pickup
- Stephen Dillane
- Nicholas Jones
- Samuel West
- David Schofield
- Richard Lumsden
Did You Know?
- Third collaboration between Gary Oldman and Sir John Hurt. They previously appeared in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011).
- Churchill says Edward Wood, 3rd Viscount Halifax would never have turned down the offer to be prime minister as he was the fourth son of an earl. However, Halifax was the son of a viscount, not an earl, a mistake that the real Winston Churchill would not have made. Edward Wood was made 1st Earl of Halifax in 1944. Though he was indeed the youngest of four sons, all his brothers died young. From the age of 8 years old, he was his father's sole heir, and thus he would not have grown up feeling deprived of a dignity by order of birth, as is implied in the dialogue.
- Winston Churchill: You can not reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth.