Churchill (2016)

Churchill (2016)

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Catalogue no: DI8449

Media: DVD

Classification: M

Category: Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9317731135637

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 04-10-2017

Availability: In stock

A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.
A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

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Actors Ella Purnell, Danny Webb, John Slattery, Richard Durden, James Purefoy, Julian Wadham, Miranda Richardson, Brian Cox
Director Jonathan Teplitzky
Producer Claudia Bluemhuber
Runtime 98

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Churchill Review by Michelle
It’s June, 1944, and with only a couple of days to go until the invasion of Normandy – a military operation that, one way or another, promises to turn the war in Europe around – Winston Churchill tries desperately to cancel the mission, fearing it will be a disaster.

1) Did you like the film?

I didn't hate it. I was a bit meh about this film, to be brutally honest...

2) Why?

I’m sure the acting is good. The attention to detail is good too - expect a lot of shiny black cars and wide shots to show off lavish interiors. But really, Churchill is all a little dull. The Winston Churchill of this film is a complicated figure, bogged down in his own guilt over his role in the Gallipoli campaign back in the First World War (every Australian knows how that one played out…). He spends most of the film as a blustering, dundering old windbag, frail with age and completely shocked that no one will take him seriously. He’s petty, arrogant…need I go on? Yeah, I get that the film is trying to set him up as a flawed figure, and that this is a story of redemption. And it’s not that I’m averse to flawed characters – in fact, quite the opposite. But there’s just very little about this story that feels new or interesting or necessary in any way.

3) You’ll enjoy this movie if…

You’d probably get more out of this if you were into biopics or history.

4) This film made me think about…

Okay, it did make me more interested in the actual history of World War II. So that's something.

5) Overall rating?

Two and a bit stars. (Posted on 2/11/2017)