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 4 out of 5 stars
Very interesting film.
Owned for 10 months when reviewed.
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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.
This was a Quentin Tarantino style movie that was a good attempt to make the retreat at Dunkirk a thriller, and it succeeded never once do you feel hopeful even knowing the historical outcome. Not until the end do you get a sliver of hope but shadowed by the speech Winston Churchill.
The visuals are outstanding- let’s get that out of the way. The imax footage is stunning in 4k and everything else looks great, too. The story is a refreshing take on the war genre. While we might typically expect a long run-time with epic setpieces packed with extras, Dunkirk offers a more character-focused approach that tells its story through many shots lingering on lone individuals. It looks to the edges of the event rather than the obvious war-room drama.
Dunkirk is directed by Christopher Nolan and it is a great movie, story-wise, visually, and even the soundtrack. It can be enjoyed on many levels, and of course it helps that it is based on a true story. Dunkirk is a powerful movie taking place on land, air, and sea.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great movie from a historical AND cinematic point
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
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.