Brexit: The Uncivil War

I wouldn’t necessarily think about reviewing a TV-made film, but this has Benedict Cumberbatch and it’s about Brexit, so there you go! Worth saying before I really begin as well that apparently, he wouldn’t sign on unless this wasn’t overly biased either side, and it seems to pull off a balance well as a result, so kudos, I guess. Benedict plays Dominic Cummings, Vote Leave’s (the official campaign!) key strategist and through which AggregateIQ successfully delivered around a billion online targeted ads.

We get a good sense of how politics may have shifted in this “scary” new world. Well, I say scary, but it’s shows with the film’s quality that you’re entertained and enlightened basically equally. The whole cast helps maintain this balance, as aside from Cumberbatch, Rory Kinnear for example, stands out as David Cameron’s communications director, Craig Oliver, and Oliver Maltman and Richard Goulding, as Michael Gove and Boris Johnson respectively, although uncanny, are part of an awesome whole!

What more can I say, then? Regardless of your politics this is a television film worth checking out. Films and television help us understand issues, and through entertainment, this gives worthy evidence.

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