• Darkest Hour (2017)

Darkest Hour

Release Date: November 22nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

The fate of Western Europe hangs on Winston Churchill in the early days of World War II. The newly appointed British prime minister must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds. During the next four weeks in 1940, Churchill cements his legacy as his courageous decisions and leadership help change the course of world history.

Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Nicholas Jones, Samuel West

Director: Joe Wright

Genres: Biography , War , Historical drama

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Quest, London, 1940s, Passionate, Soldier, Brooding, Rousing, Rivalry, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    As showy as that makeup and voice is, and as big and boisterous as Churchill’s speeches are, Oldman finds nuances that few actors do in this sort of role. He’s not all fiery tirades and tearful monologues. show more

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    This is a film which breathes life, as well as alcohol fumes, into history. Like its central character, Darkest Hour has “mobilised the English language and sent it into battle.” show more

  • 70
    Sam AdamsSlate

    An engaging but safe journey towards a predetermined destination that engages the mind but not the heart. The movie doesn’t quite extract blood, sweat, or tears, even if it does toil. show more

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Winner Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)
Nominated Production Design
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)