DUNKIRK Movie Review

DUNKIRK Movie Review

Cast: Fionn Whiteland, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Director & writer: Christopher Nolan
Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan
Production company: Syncopy Inc.
Music director: Hans Zimmer
Cinematographer: Hoyte van Hoytema
Editor: Lee Smith
Language: English
Release date: 21-07-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 1hr, 45mins
Genre: Drama, Thriller


Set at Dunkirk during the 1940 Battle of France with an unique narrative pattern which linked with land, water and air.


Christopher Nolan’s vision is spectacular and the way he has narrated a thin plot is stunning. Film’s mood gives an overwhelming experience right from its beginning. Screenplay follows the non-linear pattern which gains a lot of momentum in the progression, also the threads are revealed one by one wonderfully. Dialogues are less but the ideas are smart. Nolan once again exhilarates with his presentation style, way of handling things and executing them with utmost passion. Fionn Whiteland is lovely as an innocent youngster, his courageous character is great. Tom Hardy as strong fighter pilot, his decision making skills and will power sums his properly written characterization. Mark Rylance is extremely sensible and at the same time his risk taking abilities to do good for the country people deserves applause. Not only the leads, even the side characters have been given terrific roles who’re all a part in leaving an impact. Hans Zimmer’s music is top-notch in each and every scene, the elevation a sequence gets through his background score is seriously sky-high. Hoyte van Hoytema’s camera work is truly exceptional, his visuals are an eye-treat to the viewers. Lee Smith’s editing is sharp and he’s also an important reason for the film in the interesting stage. Art work, sets erected deserves a standing ovation, the team has actually took us to the story happening spot. Sounds used are so real and gives out so much pressure to the audience. Climax is outstanding and brings in a notch higher emotional connect.


Even though the film gets into the main line at its first scene, it takes a bit time initially to connect with us. Script is thin and in precise a simple one too, so there arise a question that why it should have such a complicated narrative.

TO CONCLUDE – Nothing short of a master-piece from Christopher Nolan & team!

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