Dunkirk (2017)

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 21, 2017
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2017
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.

Bob Mondello

Masterful visual storytelling on an epic scale.

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Christian Lorentzen
The New Republic

Occasional bursts of flames, imperiling many of the effectively nameless characters, come as a relief from the chromatic tedium.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Dunkirk delivers a film that should give Christopher Nolan a long-overdue Oscar nomination for outstanding directing.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Nolan's sense of memory and of history is as flattened-out and untroubled as his sense of psychology and of character.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The movie works. Time and again, the action swells and dips, like a wave, then suddenly delivers a salty slap in the face.

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Chris Evangelista

With Dunkirk, Nolan has crafted a pulse-quickening, unrelenting 107 minute experience that grabs hold and refuses to let go until the credits roll.

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Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

It isn't a standard war movie, but it sure is some beautiful, difficult thing.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

It is hard to imagine a better tribute to this victory of survival than Nolan's spare, stunning, extraordinarily ambitious film.

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John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews

Christopher Nolan's direction and Han Zimmer's music combine to make this war film an unforgettable cinematic experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
Nolan's technical superiority is on full display in the intensely shot Dunkirk, but the film lacks a compelling character and it's unique storytelling… More
Film Crazy
Nolan effortly creates the movie he intended. A tense thrillride which is definitely worth the watch despite me feeling somewhat underwhelmed.
Carlos Magalhães
However interesting it may be, the non-linearity of the plot is quite distracting and disorienting (and not in a good way), and it is much easier to admire this… More
KJ Proulx
This film is under the categories of action, drama, history, and war, but there is one will definitely feel misleading to some. Yes, there is an aspect of war… More
Sanjay Rema
Christopher Nolan only makes good movies, and Dunkirk is no exception. However, I am used to getting lost and found in his complex ideas and narratives, and in… More
Nate Zoebl
Christopher Nolan is one of the rare filmmakers in the world that can do anything he wants. He's reached a level of critical and commercial success that he… More