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Churchill

Deeply Disappointing

(Edit) 27/10/2017

There is so much wrong with this film that it is hard to know where to begin. Spiteful caricatures of the Allied High Command before D-Day liberally dosed with anachronisms and banalities make this a film to be deplored. The scripting is trite and the acting about as good as one might expect from a bunch of sixth formers. If one wants a better picture of what Churchill was like in 1944 the reader could do no better than to read the diaries of Lord Alan Brooke who is surprisingly open about Churchill and the High Command. There are better films out there, this one should be avoided.

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Their Finest

Bitter Sweet

(Edit) 27/10/2017

An engaging if far-fetched offering made wonderfully watchable by the very talented Bill Nighy acting his heart out and doing that funny thing with his hands again, it's almost a trade mark with him.

Well scripted with good timing and excellent acting I found the film engaging in a bitter sweet way and there were moments that were genuinely moving and had me saying, "You can't do that!" I particularly enjoyed the romance element and the way it developed, helped along by Gemma Arterton looking her dewey-eyed best and some very fine camera work.

Not to everybody's taste, no doubt, but for me an interesting and for the most part gentle piece of thought provoking cinema.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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