CHURCHILL ★★★

Di­rected by Jonathan Teplitzky. Star­ring Brian Cox, Mi­randa Richard­son, John Slat­tery, James Pure­foy, Ju­lian Wad­ham

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

In the days be­fore the Nor­mandy land­ing, Win­ston Churchill (Cox) re­trieves his hat along a blus­tery coast­line be­fore ut­ter­ing some of the worst di­a­logue you’ll hear this sum­mer: “Beaches al­ways bring it back . . . Al­most 30 years ago now . . . So many young men.” The film’s at­tempt to con­flate D-Day and Churchill’s “black dog” de­pres­sion is not just his­tor­i­cally ques­tion­able, it dra­mat­i­cally doesn’t ring true. Cox re­sponds with a mas­ter­class, re­gard­less. PG cert, lim re­lease, 98 min

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