Churchill

Churchill

The Untold Story of D-Day

DVD - 2017
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MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, brief war images, historical smoking throughout, and some language.
June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink: a massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way: Winston Churchill. An impulsive, sometimes bullying personality; fearful, obsessive and hurting. Fearful of repeating, on his disastrous command, the mass slaughter of 1915, when hundreds of thousands of young men were cut down on the beaches of Gallipoli. Obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness: his destiny.

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firefly5
Sep 03, 2018

I enjoyed this movie, it was a very well acted story. Brian Cox as Churchill was amazing.

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seapwc
Sep 02, 2018

I am wait-listed for the DVD but just finished "Churchill and Orwell, The Fight for Freedom" by
Thomas Ricks. It is excellent because I gained a new perspective on Churchill. England would have gone fascist without him. The Elite wanted to make a deal with Hitler. By 1943, he was
off his game as someone else suggested but it gave time for the Americans to learn how
and why to fight

Without Churchill, we would probably be speaking German now, if our fathers and mothers even survived.

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Nooksack20
Sep 01, 2018

Churchill lovers hate this movie, however it does illustrate how the myth of Churchill's brilliance was really just that. Most would love to forget his past military debacles and concentrate on his brilliant speeches which were so uplifting to the Brits during the blitz. It is no mystery that he hated Ike and the presence of the Americans who saved England during WWII.

I watched the bonus material (interviews with director and actors). The key question is: Did Churchill oppose Operation Overlord? The movie people say he did. Other viewers say he did not, and that the whole movie is either inaccurate or a lie. When all is said and done, Churchill by 1943 was past his best, and he DID have Gallipolli on his conscience, so it would be fair to make a movie that claims he opposed the D-Day plans, and claim poetic licence. I thought the movie was well done, on a limited budget (the scenes with the troops are rather pitiful, though, as if this was a play for the theatre that morphed into a movie, but without enough money to pay more than a handful of extras.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 24, 2018

A confounding portrayal of the World War 2 leader behind the myth of Winston Churchill. A gripping presentation of the interactions between U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower, British Field Marshall Montgomery, Prime Minister Churchill, and his aid-de-camp Field Marshall Jan Smuts in the days leading up to the D-Day invasion of France. The key role of Churchill's wife, Clementine, in steadying her husband by their deep love is revealed. This is not a World War 2 "action" movie.

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misatim
May 11, 2018

If you believe this story a bunch of drunks were running the war and they kept having hissy fits to do so. I just don't find it very inspiring or realistic.

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kajeh
Apr 24, 2018

There is a difference between historical inaccuracies and outright lies. This movie demonstrates the difference. Churchill in the underground in the movie "Darkest Hours" is an example of the former. This movie is the latter. And it is really obvious. I had read reviews prior to trying to watch this, but nothing prepared me for just how bad this movie is. I just couldn't watch it. You really have to ask what could motivate people to make a movie like this.

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navymom
Apr 23, 2018

Watched the film. Then researched the facts. Wish it had been the other way around. If you have multiple DVD's from the library and are running out of viewing time....take this one back and do not bother with this film.

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Dznicks
Apr 03, 2018

Awful flick. Basically total fantasy. I believe it was one of the producers that stated they wanted to provide a different view of PM Churchill. Too bad it was so badly acted and a total lie!

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ferm_dawg
Apr 02, 2018

Awesome. Watched the dvd three times.

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