Dunkirk Official Reviews Discussion

The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
User avatar
Posts: 26154
Joined: June 2011
Fury Road has a comparable score. lol these people

User avatar
Posts: 1016
Joined: April 2013
Bacon wrote:
NotoriousWolf wrote:Looks like it'll keep on dropping. Probably end up at 75% when its all said and done.

Talking about the RT audience score btw.
^It's stuff like this. Nolan's other films haven't dropped past like 80%. Dunno why there's a sudden backlash. In all other instances (Interstellar/TDKR), the audiences were the ones rallying around the film against the very vocal critics.
I don't know, maybe it's the type of audience too. It has an A- cinemascore for instance which is higher than both Inception's and Interstellar's. It's off to a flying start on IMDB and it's already Nolan's second highest rated movie on Letterboxd (behind TDK) and second highest rated of the decade (behind Whiplash). Maybe you're just noticing the negative comments a little too much.

User avatar
Posts: 26154
Joined: June 2011
I think that's pretty sure what's going on. It's more like the same complaints keep being brought up and it's stuff I don't think are valid criticisms and it's annoying to see.

But overall, it's the legacy is what's important and Nolan cemented himself here.

Posts: 37
Joined: July 2017
I think it is just "Love it or Hate it" movie. People who didn't like it mostly ignoring everything good that was in the movie and giving it too low rating that movie totally doesn't deserve. There are a lot of people who praised that movie like one of the best they've ever watched. Then people who were disappointed bc were expecting more, but they probably will change their opinion after the second viewing. They need time. And there are people who don't like it or don't get it and they are acting like it is the worst movie ever. Same with reviews we have from critics. Average rating is so weird. I still think (and hope) it will stay in low 80 when a lot of Nolan fans will watch it again (mostly who have doubts and rated this 7/10).
Last edited by Eleni on July 23rd, 2017, 1:16 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 1288
Joined: May 2017
Location: Elk Grove, CA
RIFA wrote:
MuffinMcFluffin wrote:So the number could be 50%, and that doesn't make it any more divisive than 86% does. The question is really regarding how much do people dislike it compared to how much people like it, not necessarily how many people do.
So 50% isn't more divisive than 86%. What are you talking about? And then you claim it's not about how many people like it but about how much. Which is confusing and not indicative of how divisive a film is?! I can't follow your train of logic here. If 5 out of 10 people liked the movie and the other 5 didn't that makes the film more divisive than if 8 loved it and 2 hated it.

86% with a 4.2 rating is not a divisive film by any stretch of the imagination.

Sometimes I wonder how good is good enough for some of you.
I thought 50% was an average rating score, sorry.

And you have to be more careful about reading my post. I never once said this film is divisive; that's actually how I started my post. You decided not to include that part in your quote of my post, though.

Here, take this for example. You know baseball, yeah? You know the New York Yankees? You either love them or you hate them, there is no gray area. Whether we put it on a rating system or a Tomatometer, it might be 50%, it might be 86%, or it might be 14%. Whatever the case, you either love them or you hate them. That is divisiveness. They aren't "just okay" for everybody. That might be the Tampa Bay Rays. They may be right at 50%, and they are not a divisive team. Because it's not about the average rating, it's about the standard deviation. The Yankees would have a large one, and the Rays would have a small one.
Last edited by MuffinMcFluffin on July 23rd, 2017, 1:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Posts: 126
Joined: July 2012
NotoriousWolf wrote:Looks like it'll keep on dropping. Probably end up at 75% when its all said and done.

Talking about the RT audience score btw.
I think RT audience score doesn't carry more weight than IMDB and metacritic general audience score

User avatar
Oku
Posts: 3568
Joined: May 2012
Bacon wrote:I think that's pretty sure what's going on. It's more like the same complaints keep being brought up and it's stuff I don't think are valid criticisms and it's annoying to see.

But overall, it's the legacy is what's important and Nolan cemented himself here.
Yeah, I think it's just that many of us here have invested two years of our lives waiting for this movie; it's become a part of us, so it hurts us in a personal way to see the movie get attacked on criticism that we don't feel is merited.

User avatar
Posts: 2614
Joined: January 2016
Location: The Netherlands
So what are we expecting for the IMDb score? It's an 8.8 now with 43K ratings. Is that low/high compared to Nolan's other films at one day after release?

User avatar
Posts: 26154
Joined: June 2011
Willem wrote:So what are we expecting for the IMDb score? It's an 8.8 now with 43K ratings. Is that low/high compared to Nolan's other films at one day after release?
Pretty sure this is higher than normal for IMDb ratings.

The most official review.
http://globalnews.ca/news/3617564/calga ... -premiere/
Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk causes a stir at movie premiere
Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940.
The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France.

Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw.

I never thought I would see that again. It was just like I was there again,” Sturdy said.
It didn’t have a lot of dialogue. It didn’t need any of the dialogue because it told the story visually and it was so real.

The movie Dunkirk tells the terrifying story of the evacuation of allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk. It’s thrilling entertainment for most viewers, but for just a handful of people in the world, it contains images that bring back memories of surviving Dunkirk.

I was in those little boats picking them out of the water,” Sturdy said.

He was a 20-year-old signal man with the Royal Navy helping evacuated soldiers reach waiting boats from the chaos on the beach.

I had the privilege of seeing that film tonight and I am saddened by it because of what happened on that beach,” Sturdy said.

More than 68,000 British soldiers were captured or killed during the battle and retreat and over 300,000 were rescued over nine days.

The harrowing scenes took Sturdy back to a time when he was on those small boats. Sturdy said the beach was filled with terrified soldiers.

I was 20 when that happened, but watching the movie, I could see my old friends again and a lot of them died later in the war,” Sturdy said. “I went on convoys after that in the North Atlantic. I had lost so many of my buddies. One of my mates was taken prisoner. He wasn’t killed on the beach. They marched him up to Poland. And he spent five years in a German prisoner camp.

Other people at the Calgary premiere were honoured to encounter such a decorated veteran at the theatre. Many gathered around Sturdy to shake his hand and offer their thanks.

“At the end of the movie I ran down the stairs and he was just wiping his tears away and I was able to shake his hand and give him a proper salute,” Kelly Kwamsoos said while fighting back tears.

“I really hope that the younger generations can understand what it was like and really count their blessings. We’re so lucky,” Kwamsoos said.

Sturdy hopes the movie sends a message to a new audience of the sad nature of war and our apparent inability to avoid it.

Don’t just go to the movie for entertainment. Think about it. And when you become adults, keep thinking, “ Sturdy advised.

Tonight I cried because it’s never the end. It won’t happen. We the human species are so intelligent and we do such astonishing things. We can fly to the moon but we still do stupid things,” Sturdy said. “So when I see the film tonight, I see it with a certain kind of sadness. Because what happened back then in 1940, it’s not the end.
Last edited by Disney+'s solo2001 on July 23rd, 2017, 1:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

Post Reply