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Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 December 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history. Written by Focus Features

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A man with the heart of a nation. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material | See all certifications »
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$175,006, 26 November 2017, Limited Release

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$1,490,848, 14 December 2017
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Director Joe Wright suggests that this film is directly relevant to the US's current political turmoil. He said, "There's a big question in America at the moment: what does good leadership look like. Churchill resisted when it mattered most, and as I travel around America I am really impressed and optimistic at the level of resistance happening in the US at the moment. After George W Bush was elected, it wasn't the same level; there was more apathy then. Now people are very vocal and that's really positive." See more »

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Winston Churchill: Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you!
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Split vote - so far
7 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

At just under 1000 votes so far, I am stunned at the number of "1" votes. On the other hand, the 2nd-highest number of votes is for "10", so there is very much a love-it-or-hate-it quality to the voters.

It would be helpful if some of the "1" voters explained why they hated the movie.

This movie is about British backroom parliamentary politics, in the 1st month of Winston Churchill's prime ministership. With the war going badly, a rearguard of peaceniks is still trying to get a peace deal with Hitler, despite having been pushed out of power.

It certainly worked for me, a political junkie. If you are one too, this is for you. If not, maybe like the "1" and "2" voters, you might be bored to tears and should stay away.


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