Run time: 122 mins
Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 2h 2m
Warning: Although this is a PG rated title, it contains mild bad language and may not be suitable for young children.
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: 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. With an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour and attempt to change the course of world history.
Joe Wright’s biopic – like Oldman’s acting – is forceful, showy and somewhat belligerent. Kristin Scott Thomas, as Clementine Churchill, is a crisp and crucial antidote to all the pugnacious growling.