Darkest Hour

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

Current rating: Rating: 3.79
based on 320 votes and 100 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 "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."
  • 5 stars "Great movie"
  • 5 stars "Realism, excellent acting, excellent production design and costuming. Very, very honest. Best movie of this year so far."