In 1940, as the Nazi forces of Hitler began spreading terrorist attacks in Europe, Britain began to give an account with its unsuccessful policy of compromise. Hitler could not give up his desire to become a global sovereign. Neville Chamberlin, the war with Germany, was soon to be overthrown as prime minister as a danger near the British Isles. His past, now glorious until now, is a curiosity in Winston Churchill, a bigger figure than a professional career is shaken by catastrophic failures like in Canakkale. Now the stormy period, when Churchill becomes the leader of a besieged nation, is about Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour.
Gary Oldman’s astounding performance, Darkest Hour, is a story of hope in the midst of despair and how a unexpected leader’s nation can recover to an unexpected victory.