Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winning World War II thriller, with Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies). Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of film editing, sound editing and sound mixing.

Chronicles the plight of Allied forces, driven to the edge of Europe - the seaside town of Dunkirk - by the German army. Hundreds of thousands of English troops are trapped on the beach, desperate for evacuation as the enemy pushes towards them. Picked off by terrifying Stuka dive bombers, their escape craft attacked by U-boats, it'll take the courage of Spitfire pilots and civilian sailors to get more than a handful of survivors home.

Best Film Editing, Sound Editing & Sound Mixing, Academy Awards 2018
2017Rating: M, Violence & offensive language106 minsUK, USA, France
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Christopher Nolan just can’t help himself. Even when stripping every ounce of fat off a lean, light-in-character-development retelling of WWII’s mass evacuation at Dunkirk (ok, one that was clearly also phenomenally expensive), Nolan weaves in an Inception-like multi-linear narrative that jumps around in time to focus on various characters. But like damn near every decision Nolan makes here, it proves unerring, allowing equal focus to be shared between three small groups: young infantrymen trying to survive one week on the Continental coastline; civilian sailors one day as they cross the English Channel to aid in the rescue of their countrymen; and Spitfire pilots a single hour in the air above their amassed, under siege forces.

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Variety

Variety

[Nolan has] found a way to harness that technique in service of a kind of heightened reality, one that feels more immersive and immediate than whatever concerns we check at the door when entering the cinema.

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Total Film

Total Film

Haunting, thrilling and emotional, Dunkirk is a prestige pic with guts and glory that demands multiple views.

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Time Out

Time Out

This is a film without heroes or a straightforward story. The action is the attraction. If that means some of the film feels a little distant and chilly, it's in the admirable service of avoiding simplistic drama.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Britain's great pyrrhic defeat or inverse victory of 1940 has been brought to the screen as a terrifying, shattering spectacle by Christopher Nolan.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

An assault on the senses.

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Stuff

Stuff

An audacious, intelligent and near-revolutionary film. It will be watched and talked about for decades. Bravo.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An impressionist masterpiece.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

One of the most gut-tightening, engrossing, downright suspenseful films of the year.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Effectively one enormous, stunningly rendered and thunderously intense set-piece stretched to feature-length, Dunkirk thrusts you into a pressure cooker and slams the lid on.

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