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Six Minutes to Midnight (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Six Minutes to Midnight has a fascinating fact-based WWII-era story to tell, but largely loses it in muddled spy shenanigans.

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In the summer of 1939, influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.

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Cast

James D'Arcy
as Captain Drey
Judi Dench
as Miss Rocholl
Eddie Izzard
as Thomas Miller
Kevin Eldon
as Sergeant Simmons
Nigel Lindsay
as Mr. Wheatley
Carla Juri
as Ilse Keller
David Schofield
as Colonel Smith
Celyn Jones
as Corporal Willis
Andrew Byron
as Anglo-German VIP
Nicola Kelleher
as The Secretary
Joe Bone
as Jackie
Samuel Rush
as PC Young
Patricia Winker
as (uncredited)/Fortune Teller
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Critic Reviews for Six Minutes to Midnight

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (26)

The phoniness of the entire production is emphasised by the fact that it was filmed not in Sussex but in Wales.

April 23, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Director Andy Goddard (Downton Abbey) has made something determinedly old-fashioned out of all this while Izzard's attitude to the role could be summed up as: when in doubt, do nothing.

April 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's unfair of me to put it this way, but had I viewed Six Minutes to Midnight on PBS, I'd probably have felt it was just fine.

April 14, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Izzard, so dazzling as a live performer, is always fun to watch onscreen: As Miller, she has a vibrant, inquisitive energy.

March 30, 2021 | Full Review…

Six Minutes to Midnight is far from perfect, but it at least proves that historical entertainment doesn't automatically have to come with blinkers on.

March 29, 2021 | Rating: 3/5

There's a fascinating film - a mix of The Beguiled and Picnic at Hanging Rock - trying to escape from this creaky passion project of Eddie Izzard's.

March 29, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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