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June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.


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Mar 01, 2018

I thought the film was well-enough acted, but I couldn't quite believe the story line. Sorry.

Feb 21, 2018

Excellent a real Prime Minister

1. in some communities, Great Men can be used as a test for loyalty, which in its turn is a test for being ' part of the community.' so someone will assign themselves , or be assigned to, ask you a question, such as, "What do you think of Churchill?" Be sure to say you revere the man, or further action will be forthcoming, against you. sort of an impeachment process, at this lower strata of society. 2. the Academy Awards are not universally recognized as the last word for what is annually decided is excellent, in the American movie world. There are neighborhoods in San Francisco, for instance, where the televised ceremony is used for throwing articles of clothing and/or food, at the screen. Catcalls, jeering, etc. Hypocrisy is perceived in the ordeal. Are these social deviants? or just more perceptive than the average movie goer. It's Run O' the MIll.

Feb 11, 2018

Winston Churchill has had four movies portraying his life. There was "Young Winston", "The Crown", "The Darkest Hour" and "Churchill". Brian Cox is my favorite actor of Churchill. He is the only one of the actors to be the same age as Winston Churchill at the time in history he is portraying him. All the films have consistently shown how the man grew and had to adapt to each new situation. We may never understand the importance of Winston Churchill because to those who live in Britain, he literally saw them through World War I and World War II. That may explain why 3 of the 4 movies are from British productions. There is no question about it, Winston Churchill is one of the most respected men in the history of Britain!

Cinematography, costumes, and art direction: wonderful. Acting: quite good, but not great. Story: interesting. Historic Accuracy: Awful. Churchill's biographer said the filmmakers could not have gotten more wrong. Others with great knowledge of WWII and of Churchill said similar things. The real Churchill did not hate the Americans. The real Churchill did not have an acrimonious relationship with his wife. The real Churchill did not attack the Allied commanders D-Day plans calling for an attack in the Aegean because the real Churchill knew about Operation Fortitude which was to do exactly what the character Churchill wants - which is a central plot point of the film! Rubbish. This film is even less historically accurate than Braveheart. Enjoy it anyway as an alternate-history version of Churchill in some parallel universe.

Jan 31, 2018

Well acted, very interesting story. I've read a lot of WWII books (both historical novels and history) and lived in London while I devoured WWII history. I learned a lot from this movie. A big example was how important his wife, Clemmie, was to both her husband and the war. To me a good book/movie is one that makes me want to know MORE. I now want more info on her. Also, I plan to see Darkest Hour and compare.

Jan 31, 2018

Kudos to the film producers for taking the time and effort to work closely with an historian, Alex von Tunzelman, who was able through examination of facts recorded in history, including Churchill's own words, to really see a side of Churchill that had become isolated and marginalized in the days leading to D Day, in the midst of powerful younger allies and world leaders. In fact, this is Churchill the inner man, who wrestled with deep depression and anguish over the terrible costs and loss of life that war had wrought. The attention to every detail, costumes, furniture, and props, show the dedication to the story the film tells.

Jan 28, 2018

Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson were a class act in this film.
I can't comment on the accuracy of these particular events but Churchill did constantly come up with military projects for Allied Command that were a waste of time.
I think any leader would have had doubts given the enormous loss of life during WWI. But any true leader would support an operation such as D-day once it was out of their control and agreed upon by everyone else.
But this is a film and we must allow that no film ever tells the full accurate unbiased story and allowing for that it is a good film.
Films like this should inspire truth seekers to read more on the subject.

Jan 28, 2018

I enjoyed watching this movie. It depicts the life of Churchill just before the D-day invasion.
I was hoping for a broader scope as he was truly one of the great men in the history of Britian.

VaughanPLDavidB Jan 27, 2018

I've recently seen the movie Darkest Hour, which depicts Winston Churchill's first few weeks as Prime Minister, and the movie Dunkirk depicting the miraculous withdrawal of 300,000 men from France to England in 1940 in the face of overwhelming German military power. So, I was very much looking forward to this movie depicting Churchill in the lead up to the invasion of Normandy. I am disappointed. Brian Cox is excellent in portraying Churchill, but the movie itself grossly distorts his reservations about the invasion. In this movie we see Churchill with feet of clay, haunted by the failed Gallipoli campaign in the last war, fearing for the great loss of life this attempted invasion might cause. In reality, his reservations were strategic. He wanted to continue up through Italy and into the Balkans in order to keep Berlin and Vienna out of Russian hands. Once that plan was abandoned he came to fully support the Normandy invasion, risky though it was. This movie purports to show the personal side of Churchill, but only succeeds in diminishing a great historical figure.

BTW, with all the purported attention to historical detail, they still made the egregious error of prominently showing an American flag with 50 stars, a flag not officially adopted until 1960!

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