Dunkirk (2017)

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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (IMDb)
I appreciated the effort to strip any story fluff or contrived emotions away from the event at hand, and along with the triple-timeline narrative it made for a tightly focused and refreshing approach to the genre, but in the end its lack of exposition on the event’s scope and context (just a title screen wasn’t enough for me) made for a bit of an underwhelming experience, despite the amazing visuals, tense action set pieces, solid acting, and perfectly subtle yet strong character work.
7.5/10 (Really Good)
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2 thoughts on “Dunkirk (2017)

  1. I totally get what you mean when you say it was lacking in scope, particularly since the tagline for the movie promises “The event that shaped our world.” But outside of that, this has to be one of the most unconventional war movies I’ve ever seen, and I love it for that!

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