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Christopher Nolan's action triller about the WWII story commonly known as The Miracle at Dunkirk. July 21, 2017.

Dunkirk Nolan Fans Member Reviews (NFometer)

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Guys, I can't even say I watched the movie :lol:

I watched it in the small screen available (the one at WB. Me and other journalist, the most Nolan hater I know :crazy: ).

I think is the most experimental Nolan's film to date, no doubt about it. And intense is the key word here.
I compare this with Mad Max: Fury Road because of it.

9.5 Visually stunning. I didn't feel the "lack" of story at all. Just a different kind of story ;)
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natalie wrote:Guys, I can't even say I watched the movie :lol:

I watched it in the small screen available (the one at WB. Me and other journalist, the most Nolan hater I know :crazy: ).

I think is the most experimental Nolan's film to date, no doubt about it. And intense is the key word here.
I compare this with Mad Max: Fury Road because of it.

9.5 Visually stunning. I didn't feel the "lack" of story at all. Just a different kind of story ;)

9.5 awesome :gonf: :D
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What did the hater think of the movie?
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mosh89 wrote:What did the hater think of the movie?


you mean those people who dislike Nolan(or his work)?
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rickfox wrote:
mosh89 wrote:What did the hater think of the movie?


you mean those people who dislikes Nolan(or his work)?

No, the "other journalist, the most Nolan hater I know".
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mosh89 wrote:What did the hater think of the movie?


I don't know (and I don't care). He run away before the end credits end.
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I have a question for you, natalie. Does the film feel short?

Even at 2 hours 47 minutes Interstellar never felt long, and I wonder if this film is the same, but from the other way around.
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DHOPW42 wrote:I have a question for you, natalie. Does the film feel short?

Even at 2 hours 47 minutes Interstellar never felt long, and I wonder if this film is the same, but from the other way around.


Not for me. I think the runtime is perfect for this kind of film.
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For anyone that has seen it, can you please answer this (non-spoiler) question:

Does this film have the traditional Nolan 3rd act twist or surprise? Or due to the subject matter and approach Nolan took with this film, does the 3rd act lack the traditional Nolan twist?

Thanks.
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Re posting as I can finally put it back up
ROUND 1 - (REGULAR) 70MM

YES. This is everything I was hoping for. This is Nolan at his most stripped back and experimental since Memento - yet with a steady confident hand of a far more experienced filmmaker than back then, that guides the GA through this unconventional yet somehow accessible story.

Keeps the tension and intensity going throughout - incredible pacing and flow. It did not feel short at all, yet the time just flew by. Visually - beautiful, the 70mm print lent this old-school quality (and cooler qauality too compared to the warmer-toned trailers/digital footage) but too many moments where I regret not waiting to see it IMAX 70mm first. The 2.20 framing works very well here, it's just it will work even better and even play differently overall in full 1.43.

Zimmer's score is so different (can't imagine what it'll be like on the album as it very much works best in context, like Johannsson's Arrival score but not as bad thinking about outside context) but absolutely excellent.

The ONLY weak link, as Nolan warned previously, are the characters. While the performances are very good - they are all just a piece of that overall puzzle/experience. The characters aren't there for more than Nolan requires them to. There are no backstories. You just have to connect with them in the moment - or just think about the collective struggle. It's not a character-focused movie. In fact you can say that - the visuals are one character, the characters overall are another, then the score, then the action, then the three tryptich sections....

Overall though when these pieces come together - so much greater than just the sum of these parts and results in an experience above anything else this year so far. Like I said - CANNOT wait for round 2 in 70mm IMAX film next Friday. Awesome that I have a week to let all this settle in....

9/10

P.S. note on the IMAX Prologue - very interesting to compare. Like 15 mins in the sequence of scenes is identical but with different score and slightly more relaxed pacing, but just forget it because it's essentially a trailer-ized version of that sequence I refer to with some shots lifted from later in the film.
PPS (miiinor spoiler)
smirking guy is in the final cut
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