Darkest Hour

Never give up. Never give in.


Darkest Hour
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining choices: 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, the threat of invasion is imminent, and, with an unprepared public, a sceptical 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. The film has numerous awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe win for Oldman.

126 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9.
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, War, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Do you really want to match wits with me?
Do you really want to match wits with me?

Credits

Cast
Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane
Director
Joe Wright
ScreenplayAnthony McCarten
MusicDario Marianelli
CinematographyBruno Delbonnel
EditingValerio Bonelli
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byPerfect World Pictures, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some thematic material
Runtime125
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
0
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconHistoric Darkest Hour is competent, gem-filled.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconJy sal dink die Engelse bulhond is gekloon.
15
24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconThe Darkest Hour is the kind of history film that anyone will enjoy, packed with surprising wit, emotional drama and powerful speeches.
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconA moving, engaging and captivating character study of a man truly stuck in that titular time frame and dilemma.
14
Metacritic.com
50 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
214 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDarkest Hour is held together by Gary Oldman’s electrifying performance, which brings Winston Churchill to life even when the movie’s narrative falters.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconMild but talky look at Churchill’s early days in power.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
84 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
8793 users
15
IMDB
14828 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 72%

14

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