Ninety-six hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.
This one man show starring Gary Saderup as Winston Churchill, captures the heroic period in time when Churchill and Britain, alone, stopped the greatest threat to freedom that the world has... See full summary »
In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman), who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.
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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. Behind the iconic figure and rousing speeches: a man who has faced political ridicule, military failure and a speech impediment. 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. Exhausted by years of war and plagued by depression, Churchill is a shadow of the hero who has resisted Hitler's Blitzkrieg. Should the D-Day landings fail, he is terrified he'll be remembered as an architect of carnage. Political opponents sharpen their knives. General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery are increasingly frustrated by Churchill's attempts to stop...
I'll be honest, I don't feel the acting was as good as other reviews says it was. Not that I did not love watching Brian Cox do his thang on the big screen but I was not as impressed. It felt like I was watching a play as Cox performance seem heighten like he was on the stage, especially compared to the other actors around him who did not have the same gusto.
Of course, I could be missing something. I know who Churchill is but I don't know any personal details of which the movie seems to have a lot as it refers to relationships between him and his wife played by Miranda Richardson. For all I know Churchill was that type of guy.
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