Dunkirk Official Reviews Discussion

The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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Wondering Slash Film review. Obviously Peter Sciretta hate it.

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redfirebird2008 wrote:
Spert wrote:Btw for some reason, Edelsteins rating on metacritic is a 70 but rotten

Yeh i dont get it either
It seemed mostly negative, but he did say there was a great linear movie hiding behind Nolan's structure. But if he thought the structure ruined it, then probably should be lower than 70. Maybe MC editors are covering their butts after all their Tweets about how this film is one of their highest rated movies of the year, etc. :lol:
The thing is, that's exactly what I thought after first viewing too, that the film was needlessly convoluted just for the sake of being convulted.

But watching it a second time, it all clicked and I realized that the film was non-linear by necessity.

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Non-linearity is a necessity to feed the tense wire from start to finish.

If the movie would have been linear then it would have lost it's charm and would have been a mediocre Hoytema reel.

So whoever hates it or claims that the non-linear structure ruined it should quit acting like he knows a damn lol.

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94% with 50 reviews.


163/12 93% 8.7

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One of the Rotten reviews...: (sorry if already posted)

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/entertain ... 54103.html
Mr. Movie review: Dunkirk a story that deserves better telling

Dunkirk is writer/director Christopher Nolan’s first effort since Interstellar in 2014. It’s been awhile and — judging by this one — he’s rusty.

In places, Nolan’s film is a continuity mess. It’s disappointing.

Dunkirk tells of the early World War II evacuation of 338,000 British, French and Polish soldiers from the beaches of the French town.

Or should I say it tries to tell the story. The actual evacuation ran a little over a week from May 26 to June 4, 1940, and is considered the greatest — and most successful — military evacuation in history.

Nolan’s movie covers just a small portion of the operation, which included civilian ships and boats of all sizes.

He starts with troops standing on a beach in the open and being regularly strafed and bombed by German planes. Ships trying to get to the troops are attacked from the air and from U-boats beneath the sea.

Nolan’s film follows four story threads: Tom Hardy’s Royal Air Force pilot protecting ships, Mark Rylance’s small boat owner, Kenneth Branagh’s admiral in charge of evacuating and a soldier portrayed by newcomer Fionn Whitehead.

Four intertwined stories is not all that uncommon for a movie. However, four of them as disjointed as these are unusual for a Nolan movie. His film just never comes together and that’s from the script to the individual stories to the special effects.

There is day and night on the beach, yet at sea it’s always daytime. Dunkirk is 20 miles from England and boats could arrive at the location in a shorter time than Nolan’s movie, so day and night probably didn’t come into play and even if it did, there is no connection between them and the characters or the viewer.

Plus, there is zero tension from a film that desperately needs some.

Nolan doesn’t invest you into the characters or their situations. Many in the drama have nothing to do.

Cillian Murphy’s shell-shocked soldier is wasted. So is the kid in the trailer who says he’ll be useful. Others are there just to die and when someone does or a bunch of people on a ship are torpedoed, it’s — eh — so what.

Younger American audiences will probably have no clue what this is all about. Nolan is British, so he was likely taught about Dunkirk like our children learn about the American Revolution. This is a World War II drama that deserves remembering and deserves a better telling than Nolan’s.
Gah, I wish I could make this reviewer give the movie a second viewing.

All his complaints are pretty much the same complaints that I had the first time around.

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okungnyo, could you maybe stop posting entire articles like that? I mostly browse the forums on my phone, and whenever you post an article I have to scroll so damn much. :roll:

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Wonder if Kermode liked it... :think:

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Sanchez wrote:okungnyo, could you maybe stop posting entire articles like that? I mostly browse the forums on my phone, and whenever you post an article I have to scroll so damn much. :roll:
Sorry about that!

I did not know.

I will stop.

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RT is down to 92%

164/14 8.7

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Where have the positive reviews gone :blank:

This is worrying

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