Hugh’s review: Darkest Hour


Friday 5th April 2019

You only have to look at the movie poster to see how good this film is.

Gary Oldman won an Oscar for his performance as Churchill and watching this film you can see exactly why.

It is a clear example of an actor completely inhabiting the character he plays. And it is essential to the success of the film.

The movie covers the time when Churchill has to decide between negotiating with Hitler or deciding to go to war.

Joe Wright, the director, who has already shown how much he is in touch with the mood of the “2nd world war in “Atonement”, goes even closer to the details of a major event in our recent history.