Movie review of DUNKIRK directed & written by Christopher Nolan

Posted August 6, 2017 by in Action









Total Score

91/ 100

Quick Stats

Length: 2 hours
Release Date: 27 July 2017
Studio: Warner Bros Pictures
Storyline: In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.
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What We Liked:

The typical Christopher Nolan directed movie style of back and forth going on the story and converging into the very end of the movie and keeps you glued to the screen. The cinematography is awesome and especially low light shot with use of IMAX and 65mm large film format.

What We Disliked:

Honestly, can;t think of anything to talk about negative in the movie but if look at the historical point of view, Christopher Nolan totally ignored other Nationalities like Indians, African and animals who were actually played important role in this event at Dunkirk and which has been question to him by blogger and press in social media.
What We Thought

Hats off to the Christopher Nolan for an amazing movie. This is movie with very less dialogues more concentrated on visual using IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film stock. Especially loved the sound effects which kept me on edge of my seat, so hats off to Peter Albrechtsen and his sound department team. Thanks to the lovely editing of movie done by Lee Smith and awesome Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema. I loved the low light evening shots and realism of the scene like ship capsize when hit by a torpedo and soldiers struggling to escape. This movie is beautiful master piece of Visual and sound and it has to be watched in the IMAX theater.
“I believe this movie should be nominated for Oscars.”

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Actual pamphlets verse the original pamphlets - Dunkirk

Actual pamphlets verse the original pamphlets – Dunkirk

Watched in Theatre: #NovoCinemas (Dubai Festival Center) in IMAX

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Written by:  Christopher Nolan

Cast: Fionn WhiteheadMark RylanceTom HardyKenneth BranaghDamien BonnardAneurin BarnardBarry KeoghanTom Glynn-CarneyJack Lowden.

Soldier in Dunkirk movie

Soldier desparately looking at the destroyed ships which came to rescue them

About the movie:

The interesting which I found out from Wikipedia that the development and idea of the film was thought 25 years ago when Christopher Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas sailed across the English Channel to Dunkirk. Nolan wrote the seventy-six-page screenplay, about half the length of his usual scripts and his shortest to date. The story was created on eye witness and shown as fictional characters in the movie.  Then Nolan decided to postponed the film Dunkrik as he wanted to gain more experience directing large scale Blockbusters. In late 2015, He started the casting for the film and had Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance and followed by Fionn Whitehead and others.

At the Mole - Soildier - Dunkirk movie

At the Mole – Soildier – Dunkirk movie

The movie is divided into 3 stories which converge at the end.

1) The Mole

The Jetty on Dunkirk where the troops are stranded to be evacuated by ships. The opening scene of Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) with other British soldiers come under fire in the streets of Dunkirk and finally reaches the beach. The sound effect of the bullets hitting the soldiers and wooden planks so realistic it reminded me the opening scene of “Saving Private Ryan”. The movie in this part of the story is about his own life and other soldiers’ survival to escape from Dunkirk.

Dunkirk - Soldiers waiting at the mole

Dunkirk – Soldiers waiting at the mole

2) The Sea

Moonstone & planes

Moonstone civilian boat which went for rescue at Dunkirk with spitfire planes

The Royal British Navy operating along “Little Ships” which were fisherman boats, private cruise boats which helped in evacuating soldiers from the shore to bigger ships or even taking soldiers back to England. Mr Dawson (Mark Rylance) decides to help but he will do on his own not give his boat to Navy crew. He and his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and George (Barry Keoghan) sail the boat to rescue the stranded soldiers on Dunkirk.

Dunkirk - Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance the boat owner of Moonstone in the movie Dunkirk

3) The Air

Tom Hardy as the pilot of spitfire plane

Tom Hardy as the pilot of spitfire plane

It about the British Royal Air Force few Spitfires planes attacking and destroying German bombers and fighters protecting the evacuation at the Dunkirk. Three Spitfire aircrafts are on their way to Dunkrik to give support to Royal British Navy by giving them air cover from German bombers and fighters. The squadron leaders dies and Farrier (Tom Hardy) with Collins (Jack Lowden) continue to Dunkirk. They get attacked and Collins has to land on water. Farrier continues to fight.

The whole movie made it interesting was the Nolan’s style of back and forth going on the story and converging into the very end of the movie. There were moments, were you are excited and then Spitfire misses the German planes and on the last moment nailed it. The movie will keep you glued to the screen and interestingly there is no gory blood and torn body parts scene as normally you would expect from a war movie. Nolan has concentrated so much on the actors and plot that he decided not even show any faces of German pilots or German soldiers as normally you would see in the Second world war movie.

Soldiers waiting for the ships to be rescued from the shores of Dunkirk

Soldiers waiting for the ships to be rescued from the shores of Dunkirk

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