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Darkest Hour Reviews

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August 14, 2018
While Oldman is absolutely fantastic...this isn't even the best Winston Churchill performance of the year (that would go to Bryan Cox...in the film 'Churchill').
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 10, 2018
... a fascinating look inside the war room of a former empire considering actual surrender in the face of insurmountable odds... and what it takes to overcome them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2018
As the credits rolled, the strongest opinion I had about it was a shrug.
June 9, 2018
Gary Oldman anchors a fascinating look at the war room behind the scenes of the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 16, 2018
Oldman brings plenty of fighting spirit, transformed by strikingly realistic prosthetic make-up to play the then 66-year-old with a spry mind, cranky demeanour and creaky body propped up with whiskey and cigars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 30, 2018
Wright doesn't allow us to forget that all the words, speeches, and arguments are not only about politics but also about human beings, men on the beaches and stuck in trenches who are being killed and sacrificed.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
March 30, 2018
Nevertheless, Darkest Hour is entertaining and beautiful to watch.
March 18, 2018
"Darkest Hour" is a brief, and presumably misleading, biopic aimed more at winning awards for acting than in connecting our modern political problems with those of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 8, 2018
In Darkest Hour, Wright's charged, blustery framework pulls the audience into a distant political landscape. But his approach here is also limiting and nearly wearying.
March 6, 2018
It's when Churchill is at his most beleaguered that Darkest Hour spirals off into the further realms of fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5
March 4, 2018
Joe Wright is less interested in historical details, more cinematic detail, and that leaning makes for an absorbing and flamboyant spectacle with Gary Oldman's barnstorming theatrical take on Churchill at its heart.
February 26, 2018
Darkest Hour may be a little average in its telling of these critical events of WWII, but what it lacks in narrative power, it more than makes up for with a grand sense of style and a phenomenal performance from Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 21, 2018
Mr. Oldman looks like a swirling gourd. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 20, 2018
More than a biopic, "The Darkest Hour" is a study of the character and personality of the English Prime Minister Winston Churchill. [Full review in Spanish]
February 20, 2018
Is it possible to separate a great performance from a less than great film? [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 18, 2018
A droll, listless experience of a movie, an exercise that functions only because it is made in the service of its actor, who is more than up to the challenge of conveying a seamless portrayal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2018
As great an actor as Gary Oldman has proven to be, his performance as the embattled PM is a miracle of timing, execution, body language and sheer grit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 15, 2018
...describes without too much subtlety. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2018
...the excellent work of the actor ends up it it into Oldman's show. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 15, 2018
Wright is at times more patriotic than Spielberg in The Post... [Full review in Spanish]
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