Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.Wikipedia
Dunkirk is robust filmmaking, and sits nicely with Nolan’s impressive body of work. It’s a riveting, overwhelming piece of cinema, and another reminder of how skilfully he marries affecting character drama with sheer spectacle. It’s one of the year’s best films.
Dunkirk isn’t a war film that is made with the objective to flatter viewers with its epicness. But Nolan has indeed been successful in making a different war movie that elicits not just fears, but thoughts as well.
Christopher Nolan is telling you about defeat, the blood, sweat and tears of it; how it settles into your bones, sets in your face, moves your clawing fingers, hardens your scared heart. The writer-director, who loves playing with time, again tells the story of that week in a non-linear sequence.
Dunkirk is one of the greatest war movies ever made – it’s certainly the tightest, most unwaveringly propulsive film of Christopher Nolan’s career. But it’s also as meditative as The Thin Red Line, as brutal as Saving Private Ryan, and sometimes, even as surreal as Apocalypse Now.It deserves to be seen big and loud.
Like the rare dollop of jam, a nondescript man walking into the wild waves and a smiling lady from Dartmouth stood out and moved me with their profundity in ways I was expecting and still came out surprised.
If nothing else, it is yet another landmark achievement by one of the most important and skilled storytellers in the present generation of filmmaking.
This one surely is a masterpiece from master storyteller Christopher Nolan...
This is an experience you cannot miss. When critics and the film fraternity all say that this is the best movie of 2017, they are not wrong.
Chris Nolan's films are also generally apolitical and the fact that he's managed to stay that way with Dunkirk, a World War II saga is spectacular. The underlying critique of war and focus on survival and hope is what makes this film so great. Dunkirk isn't just an old war epic, this is a certified movie watching experience that cannot be missed.
The performances are all great, and it’s nice to see both an ensemble cast of biggies and a host of newcomers one the verge of becoming big. Though Harry Styles’ much hyped acting debut feels unnecessary and a better actor could have probably made that character more interesting.
...with the enemy not shown, Dunkirk is a cleverly made film that's worth watching in an IMAX or on a 70mm Projection.