Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor — Gary Oldman
Oscar Favorite for Best Actor Gary Oldman astonishingly channels Winston Churchill, the man who navigated Britain through its darkest hour as Hitler seemed certain to occupy it in the early days of WW2 in DARKEST HOUR, another Oscar favorite in this very strong cinema year! “This is a film which breathes life, as well as alcohol fumes, into history. Like its central character, Darkest Hour has “mobilised the English language and sent it into battle.” —Wendy Ide, Screen International. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. “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. PG-13.125 Min.