Movie Overview

Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada, 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. show more..

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Status

Released

Budget

$150,000,000

Revenue

$339,537,551

Profit

$189,537,551

Release date

2017-07-19

Original language

English

Runtime

1 h 47 m

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Reviews

I very much enjoyed Dunkirk but ultimately I think it was way-way over-hyped. After seeing a number of raving reviews I was expecting something on the epicness scale like Saving Private Ryan but in my opinion, it was good but not great and certainly not epic.

It's not like the evacuation of Dunkirk hasn't been done time and time again, in fact, a film with exactly the same title was released in 1958. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique heroic events that happened during WW2 and it would have been great to bring some of those into the spotlight.

With Nolan having a history of bringing something we have never seen before to the screen with films like Inception, going for The Battle of Dunkirk seemed strange.

The non-chronological format of the movie only served to confuse and in retrospect is a little pedantic. Would I watch again? Not for a long time.

Reviewed on January 02, 2018

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