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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Keith the Critic Movie Reviews - Darkest Hour

This movie is about Winston Churchill during his time in office in World War II.

The British Parliament were unhappy with the work of Neville Chamberlain and forced his resignation. In his place comes Winston Churchill who is played by Gary Oldman. Churchill has his quirks as his new secretary, Elizabeth Layton (Lily James) soon learns. She is brought to tears on her first day causing Churchill's wife, Clementine (Kristin Scott Thomas) to chastise him.

Churchill's refusal to negotiate with Germany frustrates the members of his War Cabinet and they plan to resign. Churchill must decide whether to stick with his instincts and fight or follow the wishes of his cabinet and work with the Germans.

I enjoyed this movie and especially the performance of Gary Oldman. He has great career work which should help him win an Oscar for his role in Darkest Hour. Lily James was an excellent supporting actress. The movie was good but not great. Historians will find it entertaining as I did but the story is not new.

 I gave this movie 3 out of 4 stars. Even though I do believe Gary Oldman will be nominated, he will not win.

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