1h57m | Directed by Lone Scherfig | UK, Sweden | Comedy, drama, romance, history
For some language and a scene of sexuality
While the Blitz rages around her in 1940 London, an advertising copywriter (Gemma Arterton), newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production. Also starring Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jake Lacy, Jack Huston and Richard E. Grant. Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day).
Inspiring, funny and genuinely romantic, Their Finest is a solid, refreshing crowd-pleaser.
Lindsey Bahr | Associated Press | Full Review
At its best, which is often, Their Finest… manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. As befits a film about making films.
Peter Keough | Boston Globe | Full Review
Genial and engaging with a fine sense of humor, it makes blending the comic with the serious look simpler than it actually is.
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times | Full Review
Arterton brings grace and understatement to Catrin’s gradual belief in herself and in the magic of movies, while Claflin reveals maturity and dry humor that will be a surprise for audiences who know him primarily from his Hunger Games role.
David Rooney | Hollywood Reporter | Full Review