When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them.
Christopher Nolan's World War II thriller, with Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies).... More
Chronicles the plight of Allied forces, driven to the edge of Europe - the seaside town of Dunkirk - by the German army. Hundreds of thousands of English troops are trapped on the beach, desperate for evacuation as the enemy pushes towards them. Picked off by terrifying Stuka dive bombers, their escape craft attacked by U-boats, it'll take the courage of Spitfire pilots and civilian sailors to get more than a handful of survivors home.Hide
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BY Steve Newall Flicks Writer
Christopher Nolan just can’t help himself. Even when stripping every ounce of fat off a lean, light-in-character-development retelling of WWII’s mass evacuation at Dunkirk (ok, one that was clearly also phenomenally expensive), Nolan weaves in an Inception-like multi-linear narrative that jumps around in time to focus on various characters. But like damn near every decision Nolan makes here, it proves unerring, allowing equal focus to be shared between three small groups: young infantrymen trying to survive one week on the Continental coastline; civilian sailors one day as they cross the English Channel to aid in the rescue of their countrymen; and Spitfire pilots a single hour in the air above their amassed, under siege forces.... More
From the get-go Dunkirk is a relentlessly tense affair, Nolan eschewing preamble, scene-setting, unneeded backstories, and devices like letters from home, family breakfasts, or mess-room interactions that are typically used to generate investment in characters. Instead, we’re dropped right into the action, tension, panic, and dread of the plight of hundreds of thousands of troops. Not that we ever see them fully amassed - Nolan sparing us from the now overly-familiar CGI camera flypasts that usually offer a God’s-eye view of proceedings, allowing the viewer to get glimpses of the scale of the scenario from the perspective of the characters caught up in it.
As the film veers between potential threats to sudden, elaborately-staged danger, the IMAX screen induces occasional, deserved, sea-sickness and also allows for maximum eye-popping in aerial dogfight sequences. Dunkirk’s cast superbly function as moving parts within the tightly-wound mechanism of the film, and you’ll leave thrilled and shaken by the scale of the real-life endeavour as well as Nolan’s cinematic version.Hide
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BY DanielK superstar
It also has Tom Hardy as the coolest hero likely to hit movie screens in 2017. He’s enough to make me pine for 'Dunkirk 2' all by himself.Hide
BY filmlover superstar
portrait of this terrible slice of history. The actors seem almost unimportant but Harry Styles does an okay job and Tom Hardy is good as always. This flick is... More intense so be prepared.Hide
BY TUBBS superstar
BY jkhotter wannabe
If you are looking for bloody splattered realism and DOWN WITH THE NAZIS, this movie is not for you. If you want a unique cinematic visceral experience then this is for you. Nolan continues his attack on the Blockbuster Mainstream with another Blockbuster Arthouse movie. With converging timelines and seeing the chaos of the Dunkirk mayhem live out on screen in front of you, it is something that you must experience on the big screen. GO SEE IT.
BY Melville nobody
I also must praise the historical accuracy of the movie, in including French units (and a couple of Belgian and Polish uniforms) as amongst those troops rescued. The British & French commands wanted to evacuate as many ALLIED troops as possible -not just British). That's why over 140 000 French, Belgian & Polish militray personnel managed to escape.Hide
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