Runtime: 125 minutes
Directed by Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas
Synopsis: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Oldman brings a wicked wit and compassionate heart to the role, one for which he seems almost superhumanly suited for–and that’s really saying something, consider how many great actors have played Churchill. -Toronto Star
As a portrait of leadership at its most brilliant, thoughtful and morally courageous, Darkest Hour is the movie we need right now. -Washington Post