“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Overblown and pretentious
I’m the biggest Nolan fan, but sorry this was a giant mess and impossible to follow. There is simply no story to follow. The script was probably a single page. Tried to watch it a few times thinking it was me, but everyone else felt the same way. People are giving this high marks because of his other work and think that if they didn’t follow it was because of them. Wrong, its the movie, and no one has the guts to tell Nolan it sucked.
Absolutely amazing WW2 movie
I honestly cannot tell if the 5 star reviews by iTune's users are just trying to be ironic or what, but this movie only delivered on the score and scenery, hence the 2 stars. That's it. There's no character development that matters. There's some action, but nothing like the trailer led you to believe. There was little said about why the evacuation was even done. Nothing about why Hitler decided NOT to advance on Dunkirk (very interesting if you don't know.) The entire context of why Dunkirk happened wasn't even spoken about (out of not wanting to embarrass the UK maybe?) It also entirely missed the fact that there was thousands of other nations' armed forces there that required evacuation.
Sorry, Mr. Nolan. A well orchestrated and visually appealing movie, but that's all it is.
As far as the high reviews from so called "movie critics", Mr. Nolan is one of the few remaining directors that still makes movies worth seeing and is also has, as far as we know, a clean record in Hollywood (i.e. he hasn't had any sexual allegations placed against him. So keeping him happy and working is a major deal and something Hollywood needs right now.
Not what I expected
The ONLY reason I am giving this 2 stars is because I went in expecting a movie like Saving Private Ryan, and that is my own fault. For that reason alone the whole movie was me waiting for an amount of action that would never come. If I went in knowing that it was not going to be that, I would say it was a good movie. Just caught me off guard and left a sour taste in my mouth.
Terrible sounds - don't put yourself through this if you have deecnt hearing left
Updated. Absolutely terrible background noise. I think its meant to build a fake angst and environment of tensions that isn't even there with total ransid sounds of staccatto dissonance. It's sound meant to vibrate you into insanity and shudder your cells apart. This movie is more than slow starting, it never really starts. I wanted to pull my ears out to stop this ultra low chop garbage. Look, this is a piece of history I don't know enough about. But I'm guessing I got the wrong impression from this movie. Something about a 400 thousand man army or there abouts was fleeing a battle scene I guess and were all shepherded to the edge of a cliff like dumb cattle. The cliff here is the ocean. First of all, I don't know if I heard the true number of men correct but if it's anything close to that number why in the hell are you running from anything? Start your own stampede in the other direction and take everything out. Ignorant as that might sound, this movie didn't teach me anything else about the situation other then men were fleeing, and some civilians ultimately saved as many as they could with small boats. I can't tell you much more because I certainly couldnt focus on dialoque with the horrible background noise that never stops. I can tell you a certain plane flies for what seems like 15 minutes with no engines and just keeps gliding and circling back around a beach for all to peer at 10 times. Dont put yourself through this.
The actress was so real and believe
Plot never developed
I kept waiting for a plot to develop in this movie however it really did not. This movie was not good nor did I enjoy it. It was a mishmash of a few different stories that were put together.
Honestly was really good at the beginning, but then all went down hill till the end. The ending was good, but honestly don’t waste your money
I would definitely recommend this film. It is phenomenal.
I was excited to watch this but couldn't even finish it. It was so boring and confusing. Not sure how in the world it got such a buildup prior to release. One of the worse movies I have ever seen.