Darkest Hour

Genre:  Drama, War
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date:
December 8, 2017 - Toronto
December 22, 2017 - Wide
DVD: February 27, 2018
Blu-ray: February 27, 2018
Digital: February 6, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.78
based on 324 votes and 102 reviews
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Cast: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stephen Dillane


Set in the early days of World War II, Darkest Hour follows Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as he is made Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when the former prime minister steps down.

Although unpopular within "the Establishment," he wins the hearts of the British people as he vows to never surrender, fighting Hitler's Nazi army no matter what they do to try to take over Britain.

Director: Joe Wright
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce
Screenplay: Anthony McCarten

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  • 5 stars "riveting and entertaining. shows the true courage that hides within all of us in our "darkest hours" bravo!!!"
  • 2 stars "Mostly speeches in this BORING film. Save yourself the $$ and go to a series of grad ceremonies or watch parliament in session. SNOOZE zzzzzzzzzzz."
  • 5 stars "Expected a little boring BUT found exceptionally well done. It showed a man in history that was steadfast as well as sensitive. From other movies I've seen this year the Oscar should definitely go to Darkest Hour & Gary Oldham. England was very fortunate to have him. It's a fact I wish today our country had someone like Churchill to fully trust, support and respect."