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15 Ratings


Directed by Leslie Norman
United Kingdom, 1958
Drama, War, History


Two stories in one – an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo…

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Dunkirk Directed by Leslie Norman

Critics reviews

In my mellow senescence I can appreciate these movies a bit more. Dunkirk is an interesting flick. On the one hand it’s an epic, with armies of extras, special effects, and a narrative sweep that takes almost the whole first act of WWII, from the British perspective. On the other hand, it’s a product of Ealing Studios, best known for comedy but ideologically attuned to celebrating group efforts, community, the little fellow, and more interested in perfect miniatures than bestriding colossi.
June 02, 2016
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