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  • He’s (Oldman) superb in this one, a study in eccentric but magnetic leadership, and in masterly acting. show more

  • 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

  • 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

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