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Year
2017
Runtime
106 min.
Director
Christopher Nolan
Genres
Action, Drama, Thriller, War, History
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
364,153
Checks
9,953
Favs
801
Dislikes
86
Favs/checks
8.0% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. rabsi1's avatar

    rabsi1

    Loved how realistically it dealt with the value of human life and the very thin line between life and death.

    It's almost a concept film in the sense that the characters are basically non-existent. I think it serves the purpose of the film well, to the viewer war would be a huge bunch of anonymous people dying.
    1 year 2 months ago
  2. MonsieurBlutbad's avatar

    MonsieurBlutbad

    Amazing cinematography, but the relentless nervous tension quickly wears off and the scenes become quite repetitive. 1 year 2 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Dunkirk is a resounding technical success. Obviously, the story of British and French soldiers trapped on a beach, waiting for an evacuation that may never come, then arrives from surprising quarters is well choreographed and shot. The structure is also intriguing, with the beach action taking place over a week, the fishermen's tale over a day, and the air force story over an hour, cutting back and forth through the time frames creating a fair bit of suspense and mystery as events converge. Most incredible is the sound design, filled with driving percussive beats that continually evoke alarms and ticking clocks, or else gives the scenes loud immediacy. Dunkirk is a resounding technical success, but while its thin character work is probably meant to signal how cheap life is in war, it also tends to leave the audience cold. For the most part, I did not feel particularly engaged emotionally, though I know some of my viewing mates cried their eyes out. I respect the film as a sometimes clever recreation of historical events (though historians will be quick to bark at every inaccuracy, I just don't care about that), but did not find it as moving as some. 1 year 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in History
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  2. This movie ranks #43 in Action
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  3. This movie ranks #46 in War
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  4. This movie ranks #50 in 2010s
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  5. This movie ranks #182 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
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  6. This movie ranks #269 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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  7. This movie ranks #543 in Academy Award Best Picture Nominees
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