Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

DVD - 2018
Average Rating:
Rate this:
51
4
1
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.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
Ky68RasK
Jul 27, 2018

Oldman gives a towering performance as Churchill. What an actor!

d
duane767
Jul 24, 2018

One of my favorite movies that I watched this year. As with the best actors and actresses, Gary Oldman and Lily James are magnetic. Their times together onscreen are a joy. This is a truly inspirational portrait of Churchill.

s
Sid01
Jul 13, 2018

A very good movie !! I'm going to buy it on Blu-Ray it's worth it !!!very good acting one in a million

b
bitsysmom
Jul 10, 2018

I very much enjoyed this film.

e
eben01
Jul 10, 2018

Excellent, can see why Gary O got Best Actor.

w
waltery
Jul 08, 2018

Wonderful acting by Gary Oldman, a very personal characterization of Winston Churchill...he defiantly deserved the Academy Award for The Best Male Actor....the script and other actors are excellent...very enjoyable movie..

g
GiovanniS
Jul 05, 2018

Watched this twice (once on DVD, streamed it second time), and found it inspirational and compelling to watch. It brings to life Churchill's speech of "Blood, Soil, Tears", and the last speech one about continuing the fight. It would be interesting as a cinematic marathon, to view this movie, pause it, then watch Dunkirk (2017), then go back to this movie in the middle of the second act. However, it lost points for historical accuracy, including the fact that Winston Churchill wasn't exactly a saint himself and believed in social Darwinism. He caused millions in India to starve to death and didn't care that Australian Black Aboriginals were wiped out because they were inferior. If you actually do the research, it would seem Britian got a taste of its own medicine during WW2 which accounts for so many losses and seeing this once great empire almost surrendering to Hitler. It is this historical inaccuracies, added to the fact that Winston didn't actually use the subway to get the common folk's opinion, this is more like a fiction. What it did well, however, was capture the spirit of the moment and made it come alive and as a movie it did well. I wanted to stand up and clap along with the other members of parliament at the last speech. I would like to see it again probably around Remembrance Day Month, or just to see something nice and inspirational again at some point in the future.

r
Raynam
Jun 30, 2018

Kristen Scott-Thomas was good as Churchill's wife clemmie.Hats off then on again to Gary Oldman.He is the best Churchill ever,absolutely amazing!!Especially during the worst time in England's history during WW II,this movie was just during a 5 week period.Churchill was only prime minister for that same amount of time as the events occured.If not for him and his belief in the English people they would have lost their country to Nazism.Great movie,highly recommend for everyone!!

c
Clayjar
Jun 29, 2018

Oldman's acting is just superb! It is a must watch, even I am never a war movie watcher, love this one.

b
bdelligatti
Jun 14, 2018

Gary Oldman is excellent. He is such a versatile actor who has finally been given the credit that he deserves when he was honored with the Best Actor Oscar for this film. I was more informed regarding these events because of the Darkest Hour and the movie Dunkirk.

View All Comments

Quotes

Add a Quote

l
Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill.

l
Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

"Those who never change their mind, never change anything".

l
Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

"My darling, you have the full weight of the world on your shoulders. But these inner battles have actually trained you for this very moment. You are strong, because you are imperfect. You are wise, because you have doubts".

l
Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

"At this critical junction for the empire we have a drunkard at the wheel. Wakes with a scotch, bottle of champagne for lunch, another one at dinner. Brandy and port until the wee hours. I would not let him borrow my bicycle".

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
Library owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top