“A monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.”~IGN
Aroview: Christopher Nolan's grandiose staging of the famous evacuation of the French port of Dunkirk in May 1940 is a departure from the fantasy pictures the director is known for, but remains a stylistic, conceptual exercise that depicts events from three perspectives: land, sea, and air over three time periods.
Extravagantly filmed on 65mm film stock, it's epic in scale but scaled back from epic length, deploying thousands of extras, period aeroplanes, and even boats that participated in the actual evacuation - the effort paying off as the highest-grossing World War II film of all time. But with all the emphasis on this spectacle, sound and vision, it arguably limits emotional investment.
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2 stars (Good Try) Commercial cinema not history - it barely mentions the brave rearguard action to protect the perimeter which enabled so many to escape or why the Germans were so ineffective. The plus is the stunning aerial action produced by the special effects team.~tubbs
4 stars (Very Good) Spectacular, well-made. Realistic, despite the container crane in the background. Everything is nicely painted, but a great war movie despite. Polish troops get no mention, or 30,000 French soldiers left behind. Many more vessels were used than shown-861.~Sandy