My review on cinedelphia.com:
By all accounts I should have loved this movie. It’s a biopic. It’s WWII. Instead I found it boring and unmoving, with a performance by Gary Oldman that anyone who voted for him should feel a little bad about. I mean did you see Phantom Thread? I’m not even a DDL fanboy but Christ I think we know who should have won. In fact there wasn’t a performance in this movie I particularly cared for. There is also a ridiculous scene at the end with Churchill on the underground probing “the common man” for their imput on the current state of affairs in Britain. Nope.
It’s been awhile since I watched a film I didn’t like at all. And I’m trying to understand how I could dislike something so much that has a pretty good cast and a director with a short film under his belt that I really enjoyed. The DNA of that short resides somewhere in this mess of a film but it’s so incoherent in its story and purpose it’s hard to say where exactly it lives. Told in three separate timelines…
Motherhood. Biblical allegory. God complex. Being a "creative." There's a lot to latch onto if any of these topics appeal to you. It's the following morning and I'm still thinking about it. You won't be entertained, but you will have an experience, negative or positive. It depends what you bring to it.