Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

  • PG-13
  • 2017
  • 114 min
  • UK, USA
  • biography, drama, history
7.5/10

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Director: Joe Wright

Screenwriter: Anthony McCarten

Stars: Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas

Darkest Hour is held together by Gary Oldman's electrifying performance, which brings Winston Churchill to life even when the movie's narrative falters.

Director


  • Joe Wright
    Joe Wright

    Joe Wright (born 1972) is an English film director best known for 2005's Pride and Prejudice and 2007's Atonement.

Main Cast


Crew


Producer: Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Eric Fellner, Anthony McCarten, Douglas Urbanski

Editor: Valerio Bonelli

Casting: Jina Jay

Original Music Composer: Dario Marianelli

Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran

Executive Producer: James Biddle

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer

Make Up / Hair: Ivana Primorac, Kazuhiro Tsuji , David Malinowski, Lucy Sibbick

Details


Year: 2017

Runtime: 114 min

Country: UK, USA

Language: English, French, German

Color: Color, Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos

Also Known As


  • L'ora più buia (IT)
  • O Destino de uma Nação (BR)
  • Les heures sombres (FR)
  • El instante más oscuro (ES)
  • Synkin hetki (FI)

Reviews


  • Moira McDonald (Seattle Times)

    "Darkest Hour" is a straightforward, day-by-day depiction of world-changing events, told with meticulous simplicity.

  • Gary Thompson (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Churchill, by way of Darkest Hour, hands the actor some of the best speeches of his career, and Oldman brings them vividly to life.

  • Matthew Norman (London Evening Standard)

    Oldman delivers the greatest-hit speeches not just with mastery of cadence but with enough raw power to make the exceedingly familiar sound fresh. Full Review ...