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About the Movie
The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the British Ministry of Information hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 140
- Fresh: 126
- Rotten: 14
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Stories to inspire a nation have long made up a sizable percentage of Hollywood schlock, and Their Finest deserves credit for exploring a woman's role in such an effort.
Fresh: "Their Finest" is a charming and thoughtful movie, about people making a charming and thoughtful movie.
Fresh: Although the narrative for Their Finest occasionally rambles ... it is by-and-large a stirring drama that incorporates lighter moments with scenes of deeply felt tragedy.
Fresh: Mixing a range of genres, Their Finest is a likeable crowd-pleaser that offers drama, comedy and romance.
Feel good and definitely worth the time
Surprisingly this develop the characters pretty well. Not your typical feel good movie
Feel good? I don't think so.
For some reason writers seem to think that the pointless tragic death is something worthy that people want to see. Horsepucky. It's just lazy writing because they can't summon enough pathos to get people engaged. Killing characters is easy. Lazy. Boring. Too bad as the reset of the film was worthwhile.
By turns funny, inspiring and heartbreaking. It's the best thing I've seen in a long time. Well worth your time!