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Darkest Hour Rated PG

Darkest Hour

Dir. Joe Wright. UK, 2017. 2h 5m. Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Ronald Pickup, David Schofield.

May 1940, Winston Churchill must decide whether to seek peace talks with Hitler or to fight on against Nazi Germany as they sweep through Western Europe. An imperious Gary Oldman leads this brooding and tense political thriller. Nominated six Oscars and winner of two BAFTAs, including Best Lead Actor.

‘Gary Oldman carries off a tremendous performance here, and it's impossible not to enjoy it.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Churchill's darkest hour is Gary Oldman's finest. Gripping, touching, amusing and enlightening, his performance is the prime reason this film must be seen - but not the only one.’ ★★★★ Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine