If you have watched the Christopher Nolan movie “Dunkirk” and you were still wondering what is this fuss all about, may be when you watch “Darkest Hours” it will start making sense. The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. This evacuation was critical for Winston Churchill ,who was the then Prime Minister of United Kingdom , as without these soldiers it would have been impossible for him to hold against the German force. This movie brings up on the political side of Dunkirk.
When I watched this movie I felt like I was watching Winston Churchill onscreen. The greatest orator that he was , the movie is filled with his inspirational speeches. You defy the statement when one of his minister says “Wars cannot be won by speeches”. Winston Churchill is considered one of the defining figures of the 20th century and this movie is thrilling, somber, introspective, gregarious and reflects Churchill’s demeanor in brilliant fashion.
A must watch.