See it if you are into biographies. One man-show. It is interesting and informative.
Don't see it if historical slow paced show. Some of the characters and plots are better understood with some knowledge of British history.
See it if You are interested in history or Winston Churchill and enjoy one man shows.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in Winston Churchill
See it if you like biographical one-man shows. I enjoyed spending time w/ WC, altho some parts dragged. The acting was solid, but not dazzling.
Don't see it if you're uninterested in Churchill's story or British history. This traditional play isn't super-exciting, but it is enjoyable and edifying. Read more
See it if You really enjoy British/WWII history, and want a first-person history lesson from Winston Churchill complete with witticisms.
Don't see it if You're expecting a show with plot and stuff; this is literally just Churchill talking at you the entire time.
See it if you enjoy good oratory and speeches. This is a one man show and if you've an interest in Churchill you'll find this appealing
Don't see it if you're expecting a dynamic production, this is very traditionally monologue
See it if History or His-story is your jam. A great performance.
Don't see it if the man, the legend, the politics, or the famous one-liners do not interest you. Its a one man show, so its all Churchill.
See it if You're a history buff
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Churchill
"This is not a play that particularly seeks contemporary resonance. Mr. Keaton, who bears a resemblance to a trimmer Churchill, has opted for breadth rather than depth in recounting an anecdote-rich life. 'Churchill' too often fails to stir any emotion. The man we see before us is friendly and a bit of a wag, but he’s not fiery."
"Why would the ambitious gentleman who both wrote this turkey and has the misguided courage to go on stage, alone, to perform it — why would he choose the most pedestrian material of the Churchillian oeuvre? It's comfort at the price of tedium. So, 'Churchill' might have been a home run but settles in as a sacrifice fly."
"A well-acted but paint-by-numbers portrait of the famous cigar-puffing, whisky-quaffing British politician who held numerous cabinet positions, including prime minister."
"A charming tribute to the great wartime leader, but not a very compelling bio-drama. We see Churchill wrangle with Hitler, but never with himself...'Churchill' is akin to estate-approved jukebox musicals. You get to hear Churchill's greatest hits performed by a talented actor doing a decent impersonation. If that is all you're looking for, this is the show for you. Just don't expect to walk away with any new insights on this venerated historical figure."
"Keaton summons the spirit of Churchill beautifully. Stout of figure and voice, he projects a judicious authority, a distinctly English, no-nonsense jolliness, and the simple power needed to prosecute the darkest depths of World War II from a platform of even-keeled reality...But his writing doesn't even close to mimicking the wit of the real Churchill, and it doesn't have to, but it's so short on laughs and energy that the difference makes the evening as a whole far rockier than it should be."
"Since this is Churchill speaking through Keaton, it may be the world leader's devotion to language and the masterful manner in which he uses it that comes across most piercingly. The skill with a quick tongue alone makes him a delightful person to pass the time with. Keaton makes that point above all others."
"It's as if we’re attending a lecture tour Churchill might have delivered near the end of his life. It’s a powerful meta-theatrical technique Keaton and director Johns make the most of. Charming, deep, emotionally affecting, expertly crafted, and (incidentally) informative, 'Churchill' is a solo show that feels bigger than a solo show.
"Churchill’s immense charm shines through as Keaton’s adaptation of Churchill’s own words makes him human while keeping him larger than life. The script takes fullest advantage of Churchill’s own wit to create the intimacy so vital in a one-actor show. Keaton is a fine actor to be sure. He maintains just the stiff upper lip."