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Dunkirk Reviews

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December 13, 2017
Any historical drama is necessarily a summary, and will approach a threshold at which distillation becomes dilution. Nolan doesn't seem too worried about this, and Dunkirk's eruptive brevity is almost refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 13, 2017
... both celebratory and somber.
December 9, 2017
Artistically disjointed and historically unfactual, just the latest in a series of vastly overrated Christopher Nolan films.
December 8, 2017
The visuals, the structure, the use of sound and music, and the simple presence of a beating heart - all come together in a whole that is truly breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 5, 2017
Dunkirk is a series of survival sequences (occasionally with each one topping the last nerve-shredding dance with death) hammering home the old tried and true never surrender adage
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2017
The most remarkable aspect might be that this is a war film that celebrates the simple act of surviving
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 10, 2017
Dunkirk delivers a film that should give Christopher Nolan a long-overdue Oscar nomination for outstanding directing.
November 10, 2017
With Dunkirk, Nolan has crafted a pulse-quickening, unrelenting 107 minute experience that grabs hold and refuses to let go until the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 30, 2017
Christopher Nolan's direction and Han Zimmer's music combine to make this war film an unforgettable cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/4
October 28, 2017
Told as three separate stories (Land, Sea and Air) in three different time narratives (from a week out to a day to an hour before) "Dunkirk" is more of a thriller than a full out war film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 26, 2017
The underlying critique of war and focus on survival and hope is what makes this film so great.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 19, 2017
If nothing else, it is yet another landmark achievement by one of the most important and skilled storytellers in the present generation of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 9, 2017
In every technical aspect, Dunkirk IS a marvel. The cinematography is great, the editing is sharp, Nolan's direction is detailed and precise, the sound is OUTSTANDING.
October 5, 2017
The underlying story and its meticulous re-creation on the big screen completely won me over, as Nolan and his outstanding team deliver scene after scene of heroism, desperation, or that base human instinct for survival.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 4, 2017
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Dunkirk" seems to say that there are no heroes in war, only victims, suckers, survivors, and assholes. Perhaps Christopher Nolan's movie has a point after all. This movie sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: F
September 28, 2017
The strange problem posed by the movie is, in terms of what it sets out to do, completely of a piece but missing the surge of feeling that would make that thing worth doing.
September 21, 2017
It's a comma of compassion in a larger Sisyphean story of war, with Christopher Nolan's contemporaneously unrivaled visual instincts - wedding Storm Thorgerson's surreal photography to David Lean's cinematic majesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 19, 2017
The new film of the British director abounds with a new vision in the figure of the unknown soldier from three dramatic spaces: land, sea and air, thus breaking with the idea of a blessed heroism. [Full review in Spanish]
September 19, 2017
The film-maker of The Dark Knight gives us a survival tale that celebrates the heroic acts of many.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2017
Dunkirk sticks with you long after leaving the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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