Based on 320 votes and 100 reviews
As a former history teacher, I have to give it an F. As a historical fiction movie, it's at least 75% fiction. The idea that Churchill wavered and seemed to have considered a treaty with Hitler and that he jotted down the ideas for his greatest speech on a subway trip to Parliament (one which he never took) are ridiculous. Gary Oldman did a great job portraying a bumbling professor! I had to give the movie one star, because I wasn't given to option of going lower.
Pretty predictable crappy stuff. I am pretty tired of national hero typical kind of character. Getting to feel pretty much the same about Gary Oldman. Go to a matinee or wait for the rental, but don't pay full price unless you have nothing better to do.
Could have been so much more with the talented cast. Underdeveloped dialogue and characters. Waste of time and money
Is there an echo in here? No, it's one idiot repeating the same complaints over and over in multiple bad reviews. No need to repeat yourself ad nauseam. You don't like Churchill, we get it.
It should be illegal to lie to people like they do it in this movie
This guy was a mass murderer but they didn’t mention it in this movie
Excellent movie. If you saw the movie “Dunkirk” and was disappointed, like I was, you’ll love this movie. Oldman should win an Oscar. Fantastic! Excellent acting.
Good lesson in history and how close the world came to becoming Hitler's dream.
Idiots below with one star are all jdoperdenocrats. Churchill, Eisenhower, Roosevelt were high powered do it Men. And they had very bad language about Shithole Concentration camps in side Germany and Poland. These idiots below definitely would not be here if not our great grandfathers gave their life and the still survivors. See the idiots today from their parents all doped on Weedand Needto be Drafted. Truth movie
The way it was and had to be.
I have a had time deciding which movie was the worst of the year: this one or Blade Runner
Terrific multifaceted characterization. Strong suspense in complex siruation. Striking visual patterns to underscore dramatic moments. Beautifully executed.
This is a good movie. Educational, intriguing, and you know the good guys win. I loved it.
Excellent movie, gripping performances. Read the book as well, I believe this movie to be a very accurate account of what took place during those horrendous days.
Gary Oldman's performance was over the top. The Acacemy Award for male lead actor can be awarded right now. A great depiction of the complexities of governing and decision-making in the face of war/destruction. A dramatic presentation of bravery in the face of utter destrction. I give it five stars for its honesty and its dramaic suspense. Even though we know the outcome, it keeps us on the edge of our seats.
Loved it. Will watch it again.
Both accurate and entertaining, Gary Oldman did a fantastic job playing the role of Churchill.
Crap, stay away
I found the movie very boring. If you're a big Churchill buff, then go see it.
Well done old chap. I shudder to think how Britain would face the same war with today's inhabitants.
A stupid and historically inaccurate movie about Churchill, one of the biggest scumbags ever born in Britain that sold Eastern Europe to the biggest scumbag ever born in Europe: Stalin.
Bsd scting no plot
Do we really need another movie about this mass murdering sociopath? A story of a man who stood up to hitler yes, but also engineered the mass murder through starvation of 3 million Bengali citizens. Its on record that Churchill referred to the Bengalis as 'dirty beasts' and didn't give a care for them. He diverted much needed food grains away from the Bengali people and instead used it for his troops even though his troops already had enough to eat.
As King George said, "Beat the buggers". I loved it. The story of a man who stood up to Hitler! I loved every minute of it.
Great subject, well acted, gripping. Gary Oldman was terrific.
The idea that Churchill would even entertain the idea of sitting down with the Big Three to find an early solution to end the war is pure Hollywood. How about this - Casablanca and while FDR and Stalin have a tete a tete with Hiltler (yes Hitler wanted an end as well) but Churchill refused to sit at the same table to even think of such a deal. Do you wonder why Churchill was excluded from the rest of the Conference while FDR cozied up to the Russian Butcher believing he could control him. Do you wonder why the relationship between Churchill and FDR was never the same after Casablanca?? Otherwise a great movie led by Hollywood's greatest actor of the times.
A bad movie about a murderer
Excellent movie from beginning to end. Gary Oldman is outstanding as Winston Churchill and he should win an Oscar for his performance. **5 star movie**
The best film I have seen in a year. We need more films like this. Gary Oldman was out standing and I was impressed with the entire cast. I had to drive, however, for over an hour to see this film since our local galaxy theatre does not seem to be showing it. It was advertised with trailers, but it is not playing and not on the list of films "coming soon". It was well worth the drive however. I actually have seen it twice.
A pleasure to experience a movie that paints an historically accurate overall view of events in England, in spring of 1940. Whether Churchill ever entertained thoughts of peace talks with Hitler, we shall never know. This is history, dramatized at its best. A must see.
This movie is historically wrong. It portrays a criminal that sent millions to thir death as a national hero. Nothing could be farther away from the truth.
A small movie about a big crook
This is a must see if you are a Churchill fan, and helps illustrate the power of oratory and a committed leader in a situation that seems dire, and without solution, but is able to bring a country and world into the light. Gary Oldman is superb, the and seems to own the Churchill persona. If only we had a modern day Churchill in our house or senate! I am asking all my friends and family to “please see it!”!!!
I loved it. I have seen it three times so far. It is especially interesting to those who lived though this time period.
Great film. Lot's of older folks in the audience so the appeal may not be for those not familiar with the times. It does capture the spirit of this horrible time in British history and how Churchill was the right man at the right time. Oldman is a wonder in the role. Kristin Scott Thomas was fabulous and should have had more air time in the movie. Worth your nickel.
Inaccurate, this low life sold Eastern Europe to Stalin
Best movie...best performances of the year.
a must see