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Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Written by Harvey

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Two historic fishing boats were used as a background decor. The UK 12 and the UK 114. However, UK does not stand for United Kingdom. It is a Dutch harbor-code for Urk, where much of the filming was done. See more »

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Commander Bolton: You can practically see it from here.
Captain Winnant: What?
Commander Bolton: Home.
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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 8 May 2017 (2017) See more »

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Variation 15 (Dunkirk)
by Benjamin Wallfisch
Produced by Hans Zimmer
Based on a theme by Edward Elgar
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Oppressively annoying constant suspense music, unrealistic acting, storyless.
19 July 2017 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Music designed to add suspense is usually only played during a suspenseful scene. Here, almost the entire movie has repetitive suspense sounds (music?) in the background regardless of what's actually happening.

There's also an unreal feeling about it. Large groups of people that would be talking (or yelling) and doing stuff in reality are somehow often silent and immobile. A lot of the communication is calm tones even though it's a war - urgent, hugely scary, life-threatening.

There isn't much story - although I'm not sure if that was the intent. Instead it just jumps between a handful of totally separate characters pretty much randomly, and it jumps way too frequently for any sense of continuity.

And then there's quite a few inconsistencies. Can't list here without declaring this a spoiler, though.

The aesthetics / atmosphere does seem suitable for what's going on, though.

Unless you're into weirdly produced arty movies that are all atmosphere, this shouldn't really appeal.


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