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I was surprised at the superior quality of the acting and filming. I was not much of a Gary Oldman fan, but he demonstrated a top-notch ability to get into the role. The file was uplifting and left one with a sense of awe in the quality of leadership which was present in those darkest hours! Super job to all involved! This film is a bright light in today's garbage like 'The Florida Project' or 'The Shape of Water' (the most recent two movies I've seen.)
Trite, dull, re-heated Frank Capra
By Sterling Cooper NYC
Heavy-handed direction (there are a LOT of overhead shots) and the accustomed swelling music score to tell us that we need to leave the theater feeling elated. Oldman as usual chews the scenery. There is a scene in the London subway that may be the most ridiculous thing Ive seen in years. What a dud.
Gary Oldman Deserved the Oscar
This is a superb movie. Many have attempted to play Churchill on stage and screen, few have ever done it well. None have ever done it as well as Gary Oldman. Though his voice was not as close to the real man his manners, his walk, his facial expressions brought to life one of histories most lively characters. This movie isn’t 90% accurate to the true events as you’d need a mini series to follow that, but I’m finally glad to see someone put the real man in the somewhat real circumstances with which he came to power. I find it unfortunate however that the many who was cast as Neville Chamberlain was not nominated for an Oscar. Chamberlain is one of those figures people don’t like to talk about at parties. The actor portrayed him beautifully, his voice his mannerisms, his posture, and even his suave arrogance. Oldman was the show, chamberlain was the support,
I love stories about the Royal Family and history in London because I am related. But this movie was so boring I had to restart it once and it couldn't hold my attention.
So glad I watched “Dunkirk” before watching “The Darkest Hour”. That way I was better able to understand the full impact of these events and this time in history. The scene with Rosevelt on the phone broke my heart. Comforting to know that later they worked together as a formidable team.
Best scene was when Churchill talked to the British commoners on the Underground subway!
Gary Oldham earned his Best Actor Oscar.
I appreciate the spectrum of opinion. Nonetheless, to me the script was flaccid which, I suspect, ultimately effected performance. The movie is unwatchable so recommend waiting for less expensive options for viewing. Trust me, buy a great book on the subject instead. Probably, available in iBooks.
It's handsomely mounted, and Oldman is good as usual. But if we really needed yet another Churchill movie at this stage, maybe it should have offered more in the way of something, anything new. Despite taking some very broad liberties, I didn't think it had anything new to say or show us.
The highest level of performance
The greatest man of the greatest generation made human by a master
I was born in London in 1940. If it wasn’t for Winston Churchill, my life would probably have been very different. Gary Oldman’s portrayal of him is one of the best I have seen. Very deserving of the best actor Oscar!