Overall Rank: 191
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 79
Theatrical Release Date: 07/21/2017
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/19/2017
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Aneurin Barnard, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh
Plot: After landing at Dunkirk, France during the Battle of France in WWII, a group of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada and France find themselves surrounded by the German army. A fierce battle ensues, leading to one of the most daring and miraculous rescues of the war. -- Chris Kavan
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whatch22 - wrote on 03/21/2018
Nolan created a visually-stunning masterpiece to add to his already impressive filmography. Its a technical achievement that was unmatched this year and a vision of a war movie that hasn't been made before.
Rod - wrote on 12/23/2017
This is a good one, not the best one, but a good one. There were enough drama, thrill, and action in this film that I got really satisfied after watching. Didn't expect that it would be non-linear since this is a historic account. But I still like it specially the parallelism of the three timeline. Recently, I appreciate war movies and movies about war, this one didn't disappoint. Although, I would say that I still like Saving Private Ryan and Hacksaw Ridge better than this. Again, this is a good one.
Pat - wrote on 08/30/2017
This is the worst Nolan film, don't hesitate to voice an agreeing or conflicting opinion.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/03/2019
The German invasion force of World War II has pushed the entire British army back to the sea where, under heavy bombardment, they must await rescue by a flotilla of civilian pleasure craft crossing the English Channel.
Christopher Nolanís take on the events of the Second World War is a very personal journey of individuals caught up in world-changing events beyond their control. The story is told by land, sea and air as the lives of various civilian and fighting men intersect at a crucial juncture which went on to shape history. Nolan eschews using his typical twist-based plot devices, instead placing the viewer in the thick of it using a clever Rashomon-style overlapping timeline that shows the same events from various different viewpoints. Hardly any mention is made of politics and …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/12/2017
Considering he has already tackled sci-fi, action, mystery, drama, fantasy and thrillers - it seems that war is the next natural step for Christopher Nolan. A director who I have been impressed with ever since Memento - Nolan's films always capture your attention and rarely follows the rules. Memento played tricks with memory, Interstellar did the same with time and what could have been a standard war film turns into something much more mesmerizing and gripping.
Dunkirk is told from three different perspectives: a young soldier (Fionn Whitehead) stationed with hundreds of thousands of other men on the beaches, awaiting rescue or death; a civilian man (Mark Rylance), his son (Tom Glynn-Carney) and his son's friend (Barry Keoghan) as they pilot a yacht, having been one of hundreds of …
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/05/2017
Christopher Nolan takes a break from science fiction and superhero fare to deliver a harrowing, thrilling, and surprisingly inspiring war film with DUNKIRK.
Don't be fooled by the PG13 rating. Dunkirk is as intense and nail-biting as HACKSAW RIDGE or SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. Nolan adopts a minimalist approach to a nonlinear narrative which sounds confusing at first but it makes sense by the end. We the audience see the disastrous retreat at Dunkirk evolve into the heroic rescue and evacuation of 300,000 trapped British soldiers unfold in 3 separate but overlapping stories. One by air, one by sea, and the last by land.
The all-British cast does well even if I admittedly didn't learn some of their names until the end credits. Harry Styles might seem out of place in a war epic like this but …
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