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, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 5 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Other Standard Identifier: 0025192396694
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2018 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design


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gates2
Jan 13, 2019

Excellent story about an important English leader, inspiring performances and especially for Churchill. Everything felt just right but there was a time when a young woman and Churchill got into a heated moment with honest talk about loved ones dying that was stellar. Current leaders ought to recognize this was depiction of courage and how it rings true today.

Loved it.

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sjlawr
Dec 27, 2018

Finished about January 30, 2018.

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marinea
Dec 19, 2018

easy available

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richibi
Dec 14, 2018

the transformation of a moment in history into a veritable legend, an extraordinary film, with admirable performances throughout, and production values - the scene in the subway is utterly transcendental, watch for it, the quotation is from Thomas Babington Macaulay's "Horatius"

ArapahoeKati Dec 13, 2018

You won't even recognize Gary Oldman. If you love films about WWII but you're tired of explosions, try this.

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NorfAmericana
Dec 13, 2018

Great performance by Oldman- makes it worth a viewing but the film is completely what you expect it to be. A pretty standard trope of outsider weirdness and vibrato drunk rises to power and does the thing he is remembered for with the help of his 2-dimensional supporters who are mostly women who know better. It was fine. More of a Saturday matinee play with good lighting than a groundbreaking look at a familiar historical icon.

LPL_TriciaK Nov 16, 2018

Riveting film that will appeal to history buffs, anyone interested in power dynamics in government, and finally, the incredible risks that great leaders take. Acting is outstanding - Kristin Scott Thomas is unrecognizable as Clemmy, Winston Churchill's wife, and Gary Oldman masters the role of this unforgettable prime minister.

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howeshound
Nov 03, 2018

There's no shortage of movies and TV shows on Churchill but this is one of the best. How Oldman got to look and sound so much like the man is amazing. From everything I've read on this period of history and heard first hand from people who lived through it, the portrayal of all characters is pretty close to fact. What comes across in spades is Churchill's enormous strength of will and self-belief in the face of huge odds, both within his own parliamentary circle and from his sworn enemies abroad. A man who well knew disappointment, failure and the scorn of others but persisted on his course and pulled Britain, arguably the rest of the world too, from the brink of disaster. Fascinating history doesn't always make for good cinema, but here it does.

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Mouziey
Oct 29, 2018

Interesting to focus on "the prime minister" as an middle age person getting appointed the work of the war master. Though for A short time his work in detail of his typist changed Europe & Hitler's war. The ups & down is quite capturing for the viewer, very good orator; just like Caesar for ROMAN Empire.

worth four stars

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AmyEighttrack
Oct 27, 2018

A good story, very dramatic. How much of it is a true and accurate representation, I don't know. In any case, inspiring.

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Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

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

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Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

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

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Lucik32
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".

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Lucik32
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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