“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
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I’m a World War II history fanatic and watch every movie related to that era (including the sanitized versions of Hollywood’s depictions of WWII - excuse me, but no blood?). Four of my uncles and my father fought in that horrible war in every branch except the Air Force. So what did I expect in Dunkirk? Not this. It wasn’t interesting, bored me to tears, and didn’t depict the real horror of that crisis. Interestingly, my children and their partners loved it and thought it fascinating and sad at the same time. All I know is that I’ll never watch it again (even though I should because I fell asleep 30 minutes into it something that has never happened to me in a theater or at home. And we saw it in an IMAX theater no less.) My vote is still don’t bother watching this if you’re over 60. The 20, 30, and 40 somethings may enjoy it more. We’re coming from a different perspective in history.
The director gets You to care for the characters without even giving you the names and just using the storylines and making it all very involved it also pans over different perspectives of the same scenes multiple times which was very cool
Hans Zimmer with his amazing score for Dunkirk and the suspense it gives you, you can’t stop watching it.
This movie just didn't do it for me unfortunately. I enjoy watching WW2 era films but the continuity (if thats the correct term) in this one was terrible. From using a 1950's French destroyer to modern trains, spitfires with an unlimited amunition supply, no engine when on fire and modern container cranes. I realise that it is supposed to have been over days but it goes from night to day in alternate scenes. Some good performances by actors but for the rest I didn't like it.
It honestly hurts me to give a Nolan film only 3 stars. I absolutely adore his movies and I was very excited to see his latest work: Dunkirk. However as I watched the movie, I became increasingly disappointed. Now I did go in with high expectations but not for a high action, horrific display of war. However I did go in expecting some sort of jarring, or influential and reflective display of humanity, that was crafted into a mastery of writing and directing. However I didnt really get that. Honestly what Dunkirk is really is an amazing effort to give us a window into a moment of that historic time. There are no key characters, or development of them. There is no buildup or climax. Now I’m not saying this was a bad thing to do and for many I can honestly believe why this might appeal to you. But for me its not what Ive come to expect in a Nolan film and sadly didnt quite enjoy it as much as others. I’m not trying to say that I dont revere soldiers or their sacrifice or even history itself. But when I go to the movies I want to be entertained and leave pondering the things Ive watched. Here I just felt I had watched a special on the history channel (that had an enormous budget).
C’est vraiment trop nul, mou, lent et chiant à mourir...
Greatest movie I ever seen bod
I can see why some viewer did not like this move. Not your average war film. I liked it. Took me a while before I relized there were three different time lines. It is a personal journey story of the individuals involved. Not a war action movie.
This movie is shot aboslutely amazingly. The viewer gets sucked in easy and it is my favorite movie ever. Not only is the craft of it great so is the theme. I saw time and time again the movie showing us the idea of the soldiers we sent out were only boys. You see the characters doing whatever it takes to survive and I gotta say this movie is worth your time. Thx!
What happened? This movie was $9.99 yesterday and now it’s gone back to $24.99? Please fix the price so I can purchase!!
Very disappointing film. Was expecting something epic like “Saving private Ryan”, but instead it played like a documentary with the narration muted.
Ever watch a movie and wonder why the creator never got it edited? This movie could have made so much more sense just by keeping the timeline organized.. weak plot, no climax.. great camera work but weak weak weak result. Kept watching hoping it would get better.. it actually got worse.
D’une monotonie déconcertante...interminable. Un gros café 3 sucres pour vous rendre jusqu’à la fin est conseillé. Heureusement les effets visuels sont bien faits.
Don't listen to the crtiics. This movie is crap and I want my $6.99 back. Awful. Just awful.
I watched this movie so many times and it is the best. I love how the director is putting it in different time zones, the boat is a day, the plane is 3 hours and the men on Dunkirk is a week before they all meet at this one scene. The ending gave me chills. Best movie I have seen this year!!!
Dunkirk was well done but not good enough.
If you liked saving private Ryan or Fury, don’t make the mistake of watching this movie. The sounds of the action are replaced with an annoying eerily music all the time. It’s like a fly constantly buzzing in you ear. The photography and acting are great, I just don’t like the direction.
Very very disappointing !!!
This movie was really great! It was so impactful and nice to see people working together.
Not sure how this gets 'rated'. Tedious, boring film. Many better, interesting and informative Dunkirk films and documentaries. Go get those, give this a miss.
How would I know what this movie is about???!!!
I was expecting more, It was very predictable.....
Where was the story? The human touch? Character stories, arcs and growth? There was none. At all. I didn’t even realise Tom Hardy was in it until the end. What a pointless waste of a great actor. But to watch it on a big screen and get captivated by the visuals is still quite something. It was beautiful and incredibly well done. And Harry Styles was actually fantastic (I was extremely sceptical). Worth a watch. 3.5 stars.
Preview was the best bit.
The scenes and pacing play out more like a disaster movie, and the Christopher Nolan trademark non-linear storyline won't be to everyone's taste, but for me that was part of the appeal. If you're looking for a war film like Saving Private Ryan, then this probably isn't the movie for you.
This was the best👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍😋😋😋😛😛😝😜🤪😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣☺️
I love war movies especially those based on history. Unfortunately this was hard to watch.
If I had not paid for it I would not have watched till the end. I’d wait until it comes on tv.
A classic in every sense of the word. Packed full of emotion and providing an insight into the extraordinary bravery of civilians and soldiers. Beautifully emotional ending fitting of the respect the story deserves.
Sadly, the fact that there are so many 5-star reviews reflects on the total lack of historical awareness amongst the general public and insults the memory of those depicted in this debacle. This film is supposed to be set several days into the evacuation, at a point where the beaches and town were ravaged by shelling and aerial bombardment, packed with those waiting to be taken off, yet the film does nothing to reflect this. It is a total misrepresentation. The Spitfire sequence at the end is also laughable ...having run out of fuel, the plane embarks on a final dogfight before being seen flying down the length of the beach in the opposite direction. The chararcterisations are also largely negative, belying the bravery of the majority.
My favorite film , portrays the emotion beautifully
Very disappointed boreing
Sent me to sleep! Boring.
1 week on the beach, 1 Day on the sea and 1 hour in the air, 3 stories all told from different perspectives - pure genius. Very little dialogue but so much drama driven is wrung out of the film via the wonderful cinematography and amazing score. Criticism in many of the reviews about the scale of the battle not being accurately portrayed are wide of the mark. The aim was not to depict the horror of war via a full scale panoramic vista of the operation in the way 'Saving Private Ryan' did but to focus on the three individual stories which are a microcosm of the overall operation.
At first I thought it was boring but as the film went on, I really enjoyed it, and would definitely suggest to watch it! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😇😇😍😍
Shame HBO didn’t do this ,not enough men on the beaches not enough ships / boats in the sea , big let down. In stead of paying A listers the big cash you would have been better spending it on more extras more boats one more action. Such a shame don’t expect a saving private Ryan film it doesn’t even come close.
There was no real story line or structure to this film, honestly one of the worst films I’ve watched. Don’t get me wrong everything was so accurate and war like but it just wasn’t a great movie
As expected of Christopher Nolan!
The actual flotilla of private boats that saved these men must be in some other movie because they are surely lacking in this one. The hodge podge jumping between times, day & night is irritating and distracting to the story. Bit then the story has little historical relationship to the actual event in history. But there is a big bonus; i a Spitfire which has run out of fuel but still manages to fly for about 15 minutes continuing to down enemy aircraft. What a hoot . . . And doing do with questionable computer generated graphics. How this made it to the Academy Awards is beyond me.
Impressive soundtrack, camera work and nuanced performances of soldiers, officers, pilots and civilians. The aerial combat scenes were really griping at times, really enjoyed those. There was no ultra realistic gore and there appeared to be zero CGI, neither was needed. The scenes gradually build in urgency and deliver, over and over. The characters' point of view's are layered and fold into eachother impressivley towards the end. Just, really well done, I wish I'd seen this in IMAX. Only minor negative is some transitions between POV's can be momentarily confusing. When the credits decended, I was still glued to the screen. A great watch and quite different to many other war films.
My friend Neil and I both agree this was the best war movie of all time. Harry Styles was amazing and the cameo by Ariana Grande 😍 as the nurse on the hospital ship was amazing.
This is one of history’s great stories. This was a awfull rendition of that story. Only worth one star.
Everyone said this movie was awesome. It wasn’t...
I can’t wait to watch this!