Churchill (2017)

Tensions mount for the beleaguered British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) in the days leading up to infamous Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, France in June, 1944. Fearful of repeating his deadly mistakes from World War I in… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 2, 2017
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2017
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Churchill gets sterling work out of Brian Cox in the leading role, but it isn't enough to overcome a muddled and ultimately unsuccessful approach to an incredible real-life story.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Likely to do well with its intended audience of WWII buffs and those old enough to remember the man first time round.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Too often Churchill feels more like an exposť than a deep-dish psychological exploration. Still, there are moments in Cox's performance when we can locate the living, breathing man inside the commemorative statue, and that's not nothing.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

I'll leave it to real historians to separate fact from fiction, but for all its provocations -- and von Tunzelmann admits she has manipulated some events -- this is certainly a film that gets you thinking.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

The script, written by neophyte Alex von Tunzelmann, is appalling, its plot simplistic and its dialogue alternating between misplaced bits of contemporary psycho-babble and improbable grandiloquence.

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Godfrey Cheshire

A load of utter rubbish from first frame to last.

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Alberto Corona

The story itself is desperately repetitive and ungrateful, and to overcome it we invented cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Cox makes an impressive Churchill, an imposing man of physique and intellect who, closing in on 70, has been laid low by age and circumstance.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Maybe one of the top five best-looking bad films ever made, thanks at least in part to cinematographer David Higgs' mastery of the long shot and the team assigned to scouting and securing locations.

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Charmaine Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

Sadly, "underwhelming" is the only word to describe the movie...

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