Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this historical thriller about the Dunkirk evacuation during the early days of World War II. When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy star.~Jack Rodgers
Equipped with large-format cameras, innovative effects, historical naval and air fleets and scores of actors, the filmmakers surmounted staggering challenges in order to create an accurate, authentic, and heart-pounding cinematic experience
Join Director Christopher Nolan and his production team on their epic journey to recreate the miracle of Dunkirk
This is a very good movie about an important time in England's fight against Germany in World War II. The blu-ray version is stunning.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A Beautifully Shot WWII Story
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
5 out of 5 Stars. Dunkirk is a beautifully shot movie that captures the bravery of the men that fought in that part of France told through a series of intertwined short stories. The heroic civilian father and sons that sail their boat to Dunkirk to assist with the extraction of the British trips and sadly fall victim to a damaged British soldier is beautifully told and while heartbreaking, stands as the best short story in the film. The Spitfire, out of fuel, circling the beach at Dunkirk is an extraordinarily, beautifully shot scene and one of the best of any war movie in recent history. The 4K rendition is well worth adding to your library.
Saw this movie on the “big screen” at the theater and enjoyed it. Nevertheless, the 4K version at home really looked great with the improved contrast, deep blacks and nice surround sound !
This is actually a gray/cloudy movie with certain scenes such as the air battles being bathed in glorious color. I viewed both the 2K (1080p) version and the 4K version in back-to-back evenings. Both were excellent cinematically and sound-wise, but of course 4K trumps 2K.
What an inspiring piece of history ! So glad this 2017 version was made to depict it.
Highly recommended for those that have a historical interest.
Dunkirk is a great film, as long as you don't go into it, as my parents did, expecting a standard World War II story of heroism and valor in the face of a powerful evil force. Dunkirk is not a war movie; it's a survival film. And that's not to say I don't personally enjoy war movies, because I absolutely do. But Dunkirk is something else, something different. It's almost akin to an arthouse flick, but created with the budget and scale of a traditional summer blockbuster.
Christopher Nolan, the director, does an excellent job of promoting a sense of anxiety and dread in the mind of the viewer. Oh boy, does he really do an excellent job of this! But Nolan does not make you care for the characters as would another director, such as Spielberg or the Coen brothers. That's not the point of this movie, or really any of Nolan's other films (with Interstellar perhaps being the sole exception).
The point of the film is the atmosphere, the tension, the visceral FEELING of being trapped alongside hundreds of thousands of your fellow soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk. It's the seemingly fruitless struggle against an unspeakable, creeping darkness that cannot be stopped, much less seen or understood. Dunkirk is not about a war; it's about the sensation of war. And if you go into the film with this in mind, you will find yourself appreciating Dunkirk much more than you otherwise would.
My son and I saw this in the theater and it was outstanding. Being able to watrch it on 4K at home was just as good. The sound was outstanding as well. You could hear the bullet/plane/vehicle travel from all directions. Excellent.
Its 1940, and Allied soldiers in France are surrounded and forced onto the beach at Dunkirk. Amid the chaos, several English soldiers await some kind of transport back to England; at one point, they discover an abandoned, beached boat and hide inside to await high tide. Meanwhile, private English citizens who own boats have volunteered to cross the channel and pick up as many soldiers as they can carry.
This is recommended for showing off 4k and hdr. The visuals are incredible. It's like you're at the beaches or flying in the sky. Christopher Nolan shot much if this movie in IMAX. It is awe inspiring. I can't say that the movie is as good as it's visuals. It's a survival story but I never felt the the tension or desperation of their need to escape. It was just kind of boring.
Dunkirk really nails what i'd imagine life was like on a world war 2 battlefield. This is not a non stop action film but it tells a story with some action sequences. What i liked most about this film is the phenomenal picture quality with the 4k blu ray. 4k is the way to see this if you have the equipment.