“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.
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.
BEST MOVIE EVER
By Risked insuring coiffured
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
The Score... Amazing
Hans Zimmer with his amazing score for Dunkirk and the suspense it gives you, you can’t stop watching it.
Just Didn't Do 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.
Not what I expected
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).
By francois yann
C’est vraiment trop nul, mou, lent et chiant à mourir...
Greatest movie I ever seen bod
I can see why
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.
By Selinas iPod Touch
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.