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Old 07-31-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I thought it was a good movie, and I still enjoyed it even without knowing the history of Dunkirk beforehand.

I think it's counter productive to nitpick a movie that's 'based on historical events' because it is, afterall, a movie. Read a history book if you want true narrative of what happened. As long as a movie doesn't take away the main point of what happened, I'm ok with directors taking creative licenses here and there to enhance the story telling.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Britain was essentially a Naval Power, the greatet Naval Power in the world at the time and the Germans were no match for us at sea. As for the BEF it was only a moderate force and vastly outnumbered by the larger German Army, whilst the RAF at least on paper were heavily outnumbered by the mighty German Luftwaffe Airforce and the Luftwaffe should have won the day at least on paper, but paper and reality are often two very different things, as the Battle of Britain proved.

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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The soundtrack really stood out for me. It helped maintain a constant feeling of tension.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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"Dunkirk" is the equivalent of a movie claiming British alone defeated Hitler.
Clearly you haven't even bothered to watch the film.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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I went today to see Dunkirk l. I cried at the end thinking about my great cousins who were in World War 2 of what they endured

The movie was so loud which made it better. I don't have surround sound at home so i really don't regret seeing it in theaters.
I think it's one of those films that will decline in reputation over time, primarily for that reason. It was designed to be watched in theatres, ideally IMAX, with very loud volume.

Once the theatre run ends, people will mainly be watching it at home. Obviously most people don't have huge home cinemas so it won't have the same effect.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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Britain was essentially a Naval Power, the greatet Naval Power in the world at the time and the Germans were no match for us at sea. As for the BEF it was only a moderate force and vastly outnumbered by the larger German Army, whilst the RAF at least on paper were heavily outnumbered by the mighty German Luftwaffe Airforce and the Luftwaffe should have won the day at least on paper, but paper and reality are often two very different things, as the Battle of Britain proved. ]
The Battle of Britain was a more even than the legends like to make out. Britain had plenty of advantages.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Austin
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We saw Dunkirk in IMAX theater last night and enjoyed it, but not because of the historical story or the movie's characters. The movie was an hour and 45 minute action sequence. The movie looked like a live performance video game, with the minor subplot of the occupants on the small rescue boat.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I saw this film, the day it premiered in Copenhagen. I was disappointed for two reasons. First, there is not enough money in the world to make this an historically accurate portrayal of the story of Dunkirk. Second, the plot and acting - what little there was of them - was simply awful. To me, it was like watching a string of 1970s disaster movie scenes, interspersed with a story about two hapless soldiers who wanted to get off the beach, but who hardly said a word to each other, and Kenneth Branagh peering through a pair of binoculars (and no doubt wondering why he accepted this role).
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:01 AM
 
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The soundtrack really stood out for me. It helped maintain a constant feeling of tension.
Yes! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The ticking of the clock, and the sounds were amazing. I didn't know the story of Dunkirk prior to seeing the movie, so it was amazing to see. I'd like to see it again.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:32 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I enjoyed it, though much of the dialog was irritatingly unintelligible (I'm from Blighty BTW).
The major flaw - Dunkirk ... the 'Dunkirk spirit' - was about the civilian contribution - the hundreds of small boats that came from England. Nolan, perhaps overly zealous to avoid dreaded CGI, depicted not much more than a handful. The most crucial part of the story was practically non-existent.
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