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The Darkest Hour Review

Abby Sklar, Editor-in-Chief

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The Darkest Hour is the story of Winston Churchill in his first days as Prime Minister as he decides the path Great Britain should follow. As he is thrust into power because of the failures of his predecessor, Neville Chamberlain, Churchill must decide whether to lead the country to war or to make a peace deal with Hitler.

 

The movie takes place in the few weeks following Churchill’s appointment and is the narrative of Great Britain on the precipice of war. It is a behind the scenes look of the decisions that led Great Britain into the war. It was most interesting to see some of Churchill’s speeches come to life and see the behind the scenes of a man so often seen as a hero, especially as he is filled with doubt. To see how close Britain came to signing a peace deal with Hitler.

 

Throughout the movie, I was awed by how disliked Churchill was considering how much respect he elicits today. Though it was an interesting movie, it did drag in the middle. The movie is two hours and ten minutes and definitely could have been a little shorter. However, it was overall enjoyable.

 

Though it was a good movie, I would really only recommend this movie to people who share an interest in history. I would rate this movie a 3.5/5.

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