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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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French Soldier
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Lee Armstrong ...
Grenadier
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Irate Soldier
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Peter
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Luke Thompson ...
Warrant Officer
Michel Biel ...
French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan ...
French Soldier 3
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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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Hope is a weapon. Survival is victory. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2017 (USA)  »

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Bodega Bay  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,023,720 (UK) (23 July 2017)

Gross:

$165,422,464 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The third World War II film based on true events starring Cillian Murphy. The previous ones are The Edge of Love (2008) where he plays Captain William Killick who sees action in Greece, and Anthropoid (2016) where he plays Josef Gabcík, the man tasked to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. See more »

Goofs

The Luftwaffe did not start painting fighter aircraft nose cones yellow until later in 1940. However Christopher Nolan has admitted this was done deliberately to make the German aircraft easier to identify by the audience. See more »

Quotes

Commander Bolton: I'd rather fight waves than dive-bombers.
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The Warner Bros. logo at the beginning of the film is light blue. See more »

Connections

Referenced 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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Utterly underwhelming as a piece of storytelling and a piece of entertainment
26 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot tell you how disappointed I was with this film, being a fan of about everything Christopher Nolan does.

There were 2 ways the story of Dunkirk could be told:

1.An epic which showed broadly the scale of the operation, the death toll and the effect on the war.

2. Follow a group of characters and experience the story through their eyes as they go through it all.

It attempts the latter and falls short in a big way. Paper thin characters across the board left me completely disinterested in the story. Even Tom Hardy failed to evoke an emotion. What were his character traits? I couldn't name one except the obvious bravery.

The effects are seamless, I will give it that, but the quantities of everything are somewhat baffling. I think I saw less than 10 aircraft in the whole movie, yet dive bombing is largely the focus of the film. Did they run out of budget?

I think I watched a different film to the other reviewers.


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