Darkest Hour is the story of the few days when Winston Spencer Churchill became Prime Minister to the end of the Dunkirk evacuation.
I found this to be one of the most enjoyable history lessons I have ever experienced.
The political machinations show that anything we see from Westminster now is nothing new.
The hype surrounding Gary Oldman’s performance is well founded, as he produces a totally convincing image of the great orator.
An outstanding technical and artistic cast supports Oldman. Together they produce a near documentary recreation of real events.
If you collect DVDs, I would recommend pairing this film with Dunkirk as a perfect evenings viewing.
This film scores on all measures that I use to rate films and fully deserves its 5 stars.