Darkest Hour

Oldman, Gary

SKU: 025192396717

UPC 025192396717
Release Date 2018-02-27
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 2
Length 125
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 3.5 stars out of 4 -- Gary Oldman is one of the greatest actors on the planet -- and he proves it again as Winston Churchill in DARKEST HOUR, director Joe Wright's rip-roaring take on the celebrated Prime Minister's first tumultuous month in office in May, 1940...[This] stunningly cinematic history lesson balances the great orator’s public triumphs with more vulnerable private moments of self-doubt...4 stars out of 5 -- While Gary Oldman’s phenomenal work as Winston Churchill had been heralded in advance, it is astonishingly equaled by the film’s achievements in direction, screenwriting, score and cinematography.Wright’s staging is often eye-catching, guaranteeing that the film remains unflaggingly watchable... -- Grade: B-Gary Oldman, aided by diligent makeup artists and propelled by his own unmatched craft and discipline, embraces the task with almost palpable delight.Were DARKEST HOUR just a symphony of World War II nostalgia, it’d probably still be a good watch. But because the film makes the effort to go deeper, it becomes something much more memorable.4 stars out of 5-- It is truly a gift of a role, and Oldman repays Wright with the performance of a lifetime.McCarten’s scene writing is tart and efficient, and Wright infuses the drama with unquestioned energy.[W]ithin the first minute or so, we forget it’s Oldman and we marvel at one of the most authentic and memorable portrayals of Churchill in the long, the very long history of television series and movies about arguably England’s most important 20th century figure.About 10 minutes into DARKEST HOUR, you forget Gary Oldman’s playing Winston Churchill in a gripping World War II drama. Gone is the vaunted British actor -- all that’s left is the stocky frame, large jowls and signature cigar of a political force of nature.4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he thunderous energy of Oldman’s performance, backed up by Wright’s sinewy camerawork, carries it through.This historical drama from director Joe Wright focuses on the trials of Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) soon after he becomes prime minister of the U.K. in 1940. With Nazi armies rolling through Europe, Churchill must figure out how to rally the nation to action while many of his contemporaries advocate peace talks with Hitler. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn co-star.
Cast Dario Marianelli (Composer)
Des Whelan (Camera Operator)
Anthony McCarten (Screenwriter)
Bruno Delbonnel (Director of Photography)
Tim Grover (Post-Production Supervisor)
Joe Wright (Director)
Dan Channing-Williams (Assistant Director)
Jo Wallett (Production Manager/UPM)
David Bamber (Co-Star)
Philip Martin Brown (Co-Star)
Nicholas Jones (Co-Star)
Hilton McRae (Co-Star)
Ben Mendelsohn (Co-Star)
Gary Oldman (Star)
Ronald Pickup (Star)
David Schofield (Co-Star)
Kristin Scott Thomas (Star)
Malcolm Storry (Co-Star)
David Strathairn (Co-Star)
Benjamin Whitrow (Co-Star)
Adrian Rawlings (Co-Star)
Stephen Dillane (Star)
Richard Lumsden (Co-Star)
Demetri Goritsas (Co-Star)
Samuel West (Co-Star)
Joe Armstrong (Co-Star)
Lily James (Star)
Eric MacLennan (Co-Star)
Paul Leonard (Co-Star)
Jordan S. Waller (Co-Star)
Mary Antony (Co-Star)
Bethany Muir (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Into Darkest Hour Gary Oldman: becoming Churchill Feature commentary with director Joe Wright Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.00000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Biography
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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