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2,670 Ratings


Directed by Christopher Nolan
United States, United Kingdom, 2017
Action, Drama, War


During the Dunkirk evacuation, which took place at the beginning of World War II, hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

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Dunkirk Directed by Christopher Nolan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

2018 | 3 wins including: Best Film Editing

Village Voice Film Poll

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 | Nominee: Most Anticipated of 2017

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Picture

American Film Institute Awards

2018 | Winner: Movie of the Year

The action was not memorable to me. It was too seamless. I lost interest in the perfection of the film’s technical achievement, which I never doubted for a minute would be anything but complete and astonishing. I longed for just one moment where something wasn’t perfect, to remind me that humans had made this study of improvised naval success.
April 19, 2018
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Seeing it in 70mm IMAX was like witnessing an alternate history of cinema, a history where capitalism’s wolf in the sheep’s clothing of the digital revolution didn’t necessitate the surrender of film’s projection to digital. . . . Here there are intense sound shifts, a color palette of elemental blues and golds, macro and micro perspectives, and especially the texture of human faces on photochemical film, yielding visual and auditory access to the genre unlike anything I’ve ever seen or heard.
January 03, 2018
In the film, all the big ships seeking to rescue troops are sunk in dramatic circumstances, leaving small craft to do the business. This is a travesty. The Royal Navy sent thirty-nine destroyers to Dunkirk, of which only six were sunk, although many were damaged. Two thirds of all the men brought home sailed in big ships, notably including the destroyers, just one third in smaller ones.
September 22, 2017
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