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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Oldman towers over everything, his Winston as full of self-doubt as he is of hubris and bombast. (Though after so many recent WW2 films I can only imagine the fights between props departments over London's last starched collar, gas mask or 40s typewriter)
I'm not saying we shouldn't make films about Winston Churchill, or historical figures like him. But we shouldn't be fawning over them uncritically, or canonizing actors like Gary Oldman in their making.
Joe Wright doesn't rest on the incredible work of his lead actor. A crisply paced film with many layers, thanks to a supporting cast that brings depth to the story and Wright's sharp eye behind the camera.
It's worthy of an award for "most acting", but as for giving the year's best performance, that accolade should be reserved for a performer who disappeared in to their character, instead of merely disappearing into the excessive make-up design.