Dunkirk

Dunkirk

DVD - 2017
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A World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] : Warner Bros., [2017]
Branch Call Number: DUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
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1860Colt
Dec 16, 2018

A welcome break from a long parade of Saving Private Ryan knockoffs, Dunkirk has intertwining story lines, characters, keeps the action going even during quieter moments, and has set the bar for aerial dogfights in movies. Short, action packed, with zero character development. Normally, I whine and complain about the lack of character development and/or differences, but here, I don't care because the action is so good it distracts, and personally, with only three backstories for soldiers, it is refreshing not to have to hear them yammer on and on about who they left behind and why they're fighting. AND NO LOVE TRIANGLE!!!!!

INDYPL_JMREID Dec 04, 2018

Exceptional filmmaking. Dunkirk puts you in the middle of the harrowing events of May 26, 1940 – June 4, 1940 with an unflinching look at the misery and mayhem of WWII. I went in not knowing much about this story, I left the movie wanting to know more.

Highly recommended.

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49ethyl
Nov 25, 2018

Rather breathtaking and sad at same time. Beautifully filmed. No humor whatsoever. Not even sentimental. I was glued to my chair viewing it.

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gurujr
Sep 20, 2018

Haven't seen a WWII film in years. Filmmakers just don't make them anymore. Out of the blue Dunkirk comes to the theaters and now DVD. Well made and epic.

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yvrwfc
Sep 16, 2018

Another great work from Nolan!
It was originally filmed in large format/I MAX. Just looked so real.
Not a lot of dialogues but gave you a good sense of the experiences of the characters. Felt like going back in time.

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tundradad
Jul 22, 2018

I loved this movie and hope you do too. It is slower than you expect but still tense, and thought provoking even despite the paucity of dialog. The cinematography is beautifully shot, and I especially appreciated the immersive nature of the aerial dog-fights.

Following the multiple story-lines requires your attention, but is worth it. I connected the dots in the story lines much better in the 2nd viewing, and appreciated it even more. For those that thought the plot or story was sub-par, I suspect that Nolan's goal was to try to see the story through essentially the first-person view. And just like my own life, there is not a narrator sitting over my shoulder to explain to you the historical context or my actions in real time. So, hit up a book for that context, or YouTube if you are rushed for time. It will make you even more amazed that this happened.

Those reviewers who tell you 'don't waste your time', obviously have different tastes or don't 'get it'. But their warning does you a disservice, and may reflect they are too self absorbed to realize others may like the very things in the movie that they didn't. I would guess that those griping, like a very different kind of war movie, one that may be equally good. But to each, their own. I, for one and in line w many glowing reviews, found it a very worthwhile movie. I hope you do too.

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poetdeluxe
Jul 13, 2018

Not a war film fan but this was well-made. I found the colors and compositions striking. The acting was solid. The slowness became part of the action. Both tense and a bit meditative.

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publicenemy46
Jul 10, 2018

Very interesting movie well done I enjoyed . Christophere Nolan just seems to make movies different from the norm. his movies always seem interesting. I like his style of directing.

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edwardjvan
Jul 06, 2018

Most people who have reviewed this film were looking for something the film was quite simply not about. I suggest they watch other Christopher Nolan films. If you are looking for factual history read a book.

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cadboy
Jul 02, 2018

The only thing I new before watching the movie about Dunkirk was that British and French forces had been backed up to the sea, after watching the movie I knew little else. never did learn how this came to be, nor even the significance. The movie was a waste of time, glad I was able to watch it for free, but very dissappointing.

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reginator_22
Jan 30, 2018

Blind Man: Well done, lads. Well done.

Alex: All we did is survive.

Blind Man: That's enough.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

He didn't kill anyone. He was just looking for a way off the sand, like the rest of us.
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Where's the bloody air force?
-The navy's requisitioned her.
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No French soldiers. No French soldiers. No. No, no French. English only. English only past this point. No. It's a British ship. No, you have your own ships.
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Dunkirk's so far. Why can't they just load at Calais?
-The enemy had something to say about it.
Ah, down here we're sitting ducks.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

Colonel, you're gonna have to decide how many more wounded to evacuate. One stretcher takes the space of seven standing men.
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What about the French?
-Publicly, Churchill's told them, "Bras dessous." Arm in arm, leaving together.
And privately?
-We need our army back.
How many men are they talking about, sir?
-Churchill wants 30,000. Ramsay's hoping we can give him 45.
There are 400,000 men on this beach, sir.
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He feels safer on deck. You would too if you'd been bombed.
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What's wrong with your friend?
-He's looking for a quick way out. In case we go down.

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A bloody frog. A cowardly little queue-jumping frog.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

As soon as he pokes his head out, they'll slaughter him.
-Better him than me.
It's not fair.
- Survival's not fair. No, it's shit. It's fear, and it's greed. Fate pushed through the bowels of men.
Shit. He saved our lives.
-And he's about to do it again.
No, don't! Stop!
-Somebody's gotta get off, so the rest of us can live. If you wanna volunteer...
Fxck no. I'm going home. And if this is the price? I'll live with it. But it's wrong.
-Go on!
One man's not going to make enough difference.
-You'd best hope it does, because you'd be volunteering next.
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You're RAF?
-No. Not me. My brother. He flew Hurricanes. Died third week into the war.
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Well done. Well done, lads. Well done.
-All we did is survive.
That's enough.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

Part 1 of 2 -- Ending voice over of Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940:
"Wars are not won by evacuations. But there was a victory inside this deliverance, which should be noted. Our thankfulness at the escape of our army must not blind us to the fact that what has happened in France and Belgium is a colossal military disaster. We must expect another blow to be struck almost immediately. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France. We shall fight on the seas and oceans. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost... "

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

Part 2 of 2 -- Ending voice over of Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940:
"We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds. We shall fight in the fields and in the streets. We shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender. And even if this island or a large part of it were subjugated and staring, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old."

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gumball12
Mar 04, 2018

Violence: Just boom and pow stuff.. Also bam and ARRGH...

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reypotter06
Feb 22, 2018

Violence: There is explosions and gun fire. Also people drown and get crushed.

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reypotter06
Feb 22, 2018

Coarse Language: they say s**t and f*k

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Violence: War violence, gun violence.

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

Violence: Its a PG-13 war movie so there's some violence, but nothing to bad.

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Mar 21, 2018

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TheUltimateReviewer thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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reypotter06
Feb 22, 2018

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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

AMerr22 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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