Reviews

  • I learned things from the script I didn't know. I just thought, "Can that be right? Were we that perilously close?" And so it just grabbed me.

    Gary Oldman
  • This is history written with the verve of a novel. Compelling and provocative

    Piers Brendon, former Director, The Churchill Archives
  • Pacy, refreshing, intimate and clear-eyed

    Sonia Purnell, author of 'Clementine'
  • Impeccably researched, provocative and absolutely thrilling. I couldn't put it down.

    Henry Hemming, author of Churchill's Iceman
  • Engrossing... a bold and hugely readable story about doubts, decision and the power of words that vividly conveys the man and the moment.

    Clare Mulley, author of The Woman Who Saved the Children
  • Darkest Hour has the panache, pace, wit and authenticity of its place and time...a concise and convincing distillation of the events of May 1940.

    Lawrence James [on the film]
  • It is quite simply brilliantly well done. Gary Oldman's performance is nothing short of a masterpiece and Kristin Scott Thomas is remarkable. At one moment in the film I closed my eyes and I thought it was my grandmother speaking. It is also extremely moving - what my mother used to call a "two-handkerchief film"

    Nicholas Soames [on the film]