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Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2018
This is a great movie, but it almost completely failed to capture any of Churchill's confidence, genius, and humor. He is shown as conflicted and diffident. He wasn't: His belief in himself was unshakable, and had been from his early childhood. Yes, he regretted Gallipoli, but his self-confidence was utterly unshakable. After all, he's the man who said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

The movie's failure to capture Churchill's humor is inexcusable in my mind. For instance, here's one of the "jokes" from the movie that went something like this: "What, haven't you ever seen the prime minister on the subway before?" That's not a joke, that's an insult to Churchill. What makes this worse is that the screenwriters didn't need to write anything themselves, because Churchill wrote or spoke it himself. Wasted opportunity.

That said, the movie (acting, execution, plot, etc) was great, and they did a good job making Churchill look and talk like Churchill.
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