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.

Dunkirk features an excellent ensemble cast starring Tom Hardy, James D’Arcy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Fionn Whitehead. Each actor shines in their role and gives riveting performances.

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Momento, The Dark Knight films) directs a cinematic masterpiece. As the film’s writer,  Nolan brilliantly tells an interwoven non-linear narrative through three perspectives —the land, sea, and air. With minimal dialog, the film’s action and suspense tells the story, allowing the audience to experience the journey of each character and be emotionally invested.

The film’s visual style is finely detailed. The cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema is stunning. Lee Smith’s editing outstanding along with the music score by Hans Zimmer. The production design and costumes are superb.

A powerful film by Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk is a must see.

Rating: 4/5 Stars


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