“Darkest Hour” — Gary Oldman – a virtuoso, a man possessed by his own craft. Well, back in 1986, the film “Sid & Nancy” was arguably one of the top five performances of the 1980s. A thespian was born and Alex Cox sculpted a brilliant performance. Present day, the veteran thespian GOD amazes and within the confines of non-fiction but somehow the supernova performance seems less than extraordinary because even though the story takes place during an important time in human history, the delivery lacks all inventiveness.
Siskel & Ebert– marginal thumbs up.
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