Dunkirk (2017)

This film is the telling of the evacuation at Dunkirk in the second world war.

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Jack Lowden, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense war experience and some language

Fun Fact: Christopher Nolan didn’t know Harry Styles was part of One Direction when he casted him for the film.

Dunkirk is Christopher Nolan’s shortest film since he started his directing career. With a film like this you would think that it would clock in at three hours to be considered an epic of our time. The nice thing about Dunkirk is that it moves fast in the 106 minutes that it is. It keeps you at the edge of your seat and there is never a dull moment. When you think it’s about to slow down for a bit, it picks up where it left off. Christopher Nolan does an amazing job with the writing of his script. The three stories interwoven in the film fit in nicely.

Speaking of the script, there is barely any dialogue in the film. These are the parts I loved in the film. It really brings the intensity of the war and the action surrounding the characters. When the scenes of war are showed, you really get into the action. It’s an intense film and really brings the costs of war on the screen. With little dialogue that gets the job done with letting the actors concentrating on creating emotion. Nolan directs them well to show emotion in their character’s surroundings. You want to see these characters succeed in the task at hand.

With these characters, you get good performances. Mark Rylance was great as Mr. Dawson trying to help as much soldiers as he could. Cillian Murphy did a great job portraying the soldier that was shell shocked. As for Harry Styles, he did well in his first big film. I think he may have a nice acting career on his hands after this.

Overall Dunkirk is a film that you should check out soon. It’s a fast paced and intense thrill ride that really brings the scenes of war to life. With little dialogue, you are more focused on what’s going on with the characters emotionally.

Verdict: Hit

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