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Film REVIEW: Dunkirk - ★★★★★

Updated: Aug 9, 2023

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy.

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Commonwealth and Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Dunkirk portrays the evacuation with little dialogue, as director Christopher Nolan sought instead to create suspense from cinematography and music.

It is the highest-grossing World War II film, making $526 million worldwide. Dunkirk received praise for its screenplay, direction, musical score, sound effects, and cinematography; some critics called it Nolan's best work, and one of the greatest war films.



Mylo - ★★★★★

'The film told the true story of Dunkirk. It was exiting and you felt sympathetic towards everyone. The characters were cast well and the layout of the film was excellent.'

Hollye - ★★★★★

'It was a great movie and showcased really well what it was like for the soldiers fighting in world war two. It was easy to follow and highly enjoyable.'

Stewart - ★★★★★

'The film throws you right into the action in this thrilling war movie. A very honorable depiction of the Dunkirk evacuation by a director at the top of his game, excellent effects, well structured story and a great cast. Very good!'

Dylan - ★★★★

'Dunkirk is a very interesting War film. At some times the story can be a little bit complicated but besides from that it is a really good film.'

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Director Christopher Nolan often uses the same actors in his films, take a look at Oppenheimer, and The Dark Knight trilogy where you'll find regular collaborators Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy.

Similar war movies come with the less successful and rather soapy Pearl Harbor. War movies set at sea include Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (also starring James D'Arcy).

Cillian Murphy pops up again at sea in a true story that inspired Moby Dick with In the Heart of the Sea about a whaling ship that is sunk by a giant whale.

Finally the 2010 Robin Hood movie was updated with gritty war style.

Meanwhile one of our favourite films is the WWII drama Empire of the Sun.

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