Set in the year 1940, the future of Western Europe is in the hands of a new Prime Minister. As the new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, is announced, he will be required to make some of the most challenging choices in history, such as questioning if it is indeed wise to negotiate for peace with Adolf Hitler, or bring the fight straight to him…
The choices that rest on Winston Churchill could lead the end of Western Europe.
This film is based on a true story.
Winston Churchill is acted by Gary Oldman, who received an Academy Award for best male actor for his work in this film. Within a short duration of this film, I can understand why. From the very get-go, we discover that Churchill and his capabilities as a suitable Prime Minister become doubted. We also know that Churchill is a man who has a heart to do what is right for the good of his country and the world.
Darkest Hour for the duration is shot well and looks dark and feels gritty. For a dramatic film, we have many scenes shot underground or in dull rooms, and I overall enjoyed the style to suit the film’s tension and “Dark Times”. Even as a drama, I was surprised to see how many moments Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as a character would also bring some slight touch humour to screen. All of this comes from his working relationship with his new stenographer.
Overall, Darkest Times is a fantastic war film without the explosions and gunfire. The film is loaded with tension, suspense but also managed to bring some smiles, which is to the credit of the award-winning performance from Gary Oldman. This film comes to recommend just to witness Gary Oldman’s performance alone.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden