Buried under pounds of jowly makeup, his Oscar-winning performance as the iconic British PM is the centerpiece of director Joe Wright’s gripping account of the inspirational wartime leader’s early days in office. Darkest Hour finds Winston at a crucial juncture, having just been appointed PM after parliament loses confidence in Neville Chamberlain.
Facing distrust from his own party and King George (Ben Mendelsohn), after his tactical failure at Gallipoli, Churchill’s implementation of Operation Dynamo (the rescue of 300,000 men at Dunkirk) and his refusal to negotiate a peace with Hitler proves instrumental in rallying the nation to “never surrender.” Oldman, too, never surrenders to the sort of grandstanding that can overwhelm the drama, and Wright delivers his best film since Atonement (2007).
Release Date: 18 April 2018
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James
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- Into Darkest Hour
- Gary Oldman: Becoming Churchill
- Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright