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Dunkirk Reviews

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July 10, 2018
... a fact-based disaster movie that, even if it didn't happen exactly this way, you can't help but feel for whomever endured it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 19, 2018
Unlike much of Christopher Nolan's oeuvre, "Dunkirk" is a fine successor to war films like "Saving Private Ryan," yet it tries hard in places not to bore its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 2, 2018
At a deeper level it is a testament to the audacious power of pure elemental filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 20, 2018
What we're left with at the end of the horror, panic, and grim determination is a dawning sense of grace.
February 18, 2018
Dunkirk comes in at a taut 106 minutes, and there isn't a wasted second.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 24, 2018
Dunkirk looked great, had some scenes of intensity that I enjoyed...but, in the end, the movie was slow, very ambitious but very unfocused.
January 23, 2018
Movies need a script, first and foremost, and this one ... never quite comes together, though there is nevertheless a lot to admire in the attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 18, 2018
It's not quite just a virtuoso exercise, though Nolan here proves himself a master of the technical effects he strives for and achieves.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2018
Nolan employs minimal dialogue and in media res camerawork to plunk the viewer right into the thick of things so you feel like you're experiencing the chaos of war and the reactive drive to escape it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 2, 2018
A tribute to wartime resolve and directorial hubris; it's awe-inspiring in its logistics, scale and achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 29, 2017
It is, for long stretches, almost a silent film. [Full review in Spanish]
December 28, 2017
Dunkirk is a spectacularly timed exercise in film escapism, a warlike watch whose march is ominous and perfectly audible, even in the noise of a deafening battlefield. [Full review in Spanish]
December 26, 2017
At home Dunkirk will not be a good movie. Right now, however, it's unmissable.
December 19, 2017
... Nolan uses the Second World War and in particular the battle of Dunkirk and the eviction of the English army, to generate a series of images through which (and not historical events) can achieve a very different purpose. [Full review in Spanish]
December 18, 2017
Here, the battle is appropriately tense, horrific and tragic, not without beauty - whether in the grateful gasp of a man saved from drowning, or Nolan's gorgeous shot of a miles-long beach at dawn on which flanks of desperate men are lined up.
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
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