Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Darkest Hour (2018) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Darkest Hour hangs on the central performance of Gary Oldman.  And it’s an epic one, nailing a sympathetic but belligerent Winston Churchill and in turn delivering one of this years best performances.  This said…  it’s a shame then that the rest of the film seems so televisual and fails to live up to what Oldman delivers.  It’s not that it’s bad but it just lacks scope and director Wright just doesn’t deliver enough visual punch or story to make this stand out.  So great performance, okay film.

Best Bit: Oldman

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Kings Speech, Dunkirk, Churchill 

6 out of 10 stars

 


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...