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Dunkirk Reviews

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½ February 7, 2014
What a WWII movie should be--A Nation Mobilized!!
May 6, 2013
The film relates the story of Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of surrounded British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. It does so principally from the viewpoints of two people: a newspaper reporter and a soldier.
½ May 4, 2013
A good take on the war, handy heard of this movie previously, should've been more popular for its different perspectives and good performances.
February 2, 2013
am not useally into war films but enjoyed this one
½ May 20, 2012
Intelligent docudrama is meticulous and interesting.
January 16, 2011
Fair examination of the Allied retreat from France, although somewhat from a flag-waving angle.
June 4, 2010
One of, if not possibly THE, best war movies ever made; the acting is sensational, raw and powerful; the use of actual WW2 footage spliced in is perfect, and the whole thing is truly remarkable.
½ August 18, 2009
Good, decent stuff. Just goes to show that you should never give up even when things are at their bleakest. John Mills was good as the reluctant leader who won through in the end.
½ June 18, 2009
Excellent 50's film depicting a legendary wartime operation - one which showed the resolve of the British against the odds. A film which would surely have been used for positive 'propaganda' purposes if it was made earlier. A personal favourite!
Super Reviewer
May 31, 2009
for sure worth watching. a very human story that's not boring at any point! john mills was good in it but the scot robert urquhart was by far the better
½ April 1, 2009
First saw this on telly years ago with my grandad.. watched it again this morning, and it holds up much better than most 1950's war films... especially to narrative trick of having 2 stories running side by side. The beach scenes were actually filmed on Camber sands, which may explain why so many of the French farms have oast houses... do they have oast houses in France?
February 25, 2009
A Great Film in the Early Years Depicting the Rescue of Over 350, 000 French, British, and Belgian Soldiers..."Operation Dynamo" Was A Miracle by All Those Who saved the Many....and Especailly to Trish's Dad Who Was There and Rescued....Such Was the Brave...!!!
½ November 22, 2008
For me, Bernard Lee takes this movie from Mills and the whimpering Attenborough which really gets into its stride with the small boats going across the Channel.
July 8, 2008
Brilliant film!
John Mills of course - and a different role from richard attenborough

fantastic to see dunkirk as its rarely protrayed in films - the art of the english - queuing!

nice to see my local area in the film (from the 50's) of Teddington when we get to see all the river boats assembling and crossing the channel
½ June 11, 2008
Great movie, that really captures the spirit of the time, where Brits are moving toward Dunkirk and evacuation and the struggle to get there as well as the struggle to make it back to England.
½ May 15, 2008
Good film, incredible story. Not sure how accurate it is, but they don't make em like this anymore.
January 11, 2008
what a film telling the story of the miracle of dunkirk john mills was a great actor one of the best this nation has produced
December 21, 2007
Watchable and well made British war movie with a nice cast.
½ November 18, 2007
Pulling several peoples' stories together and telling the overall tale of Operaton Dynamo is a feat well pulled off by Leslie Norman. Many British stalwarts, such as John Mills, Bernard Lee and Richard Attenborough, are on hand to see through a wide-ranging, well-crafted and powerful window on a major piece of British history. Some sequences are chilling, like the ones involving the artillery battery and the French refugees on the road, and the action, once it gets going properly, never lets up. A film I can watch again and again, and an important British movie.
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