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.

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LarryStonebridge
Jan 19, 2018

A HUGE disappointment! Unrealistic and low budget! Battle scenes looked sanitized and did not reflect the horrors of war. Using digital special effects in place of real scenes made this film seem like a made forTV drama!

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singidunum_25
Jan 15, 2018

“The film may become a huge success, but the reality of Dunkirk was, as Winston Churchill described it, a "colossal military disaster".

Dunkirk in numbers:
Allied losses
297 naval ships
106 planes
108,111 troops
2,472 guns
84,427 vehicles
77,318 tonnes of ammunition

Source: World War II in Numbers by Peter Doyle, Royal Air Force
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"Wars are not won by evacuations," Churchill said. That may be true, but it is hard not to see Dunkirk as a pivotal moment in the war.”

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VonHafenstaaad
Jan 13, 2018

This was an excellent movie that leaves you with a deeper appreciation of history and of its many heroes. We highly recommend it. It is neither sensationalized or overstated.

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donkeyhote
Jan 13, 2018

Commentator "Gusbuster" is a thinker and good observer who sees the gaps in this movie, which, in my opinion, is partly "fictional." Because I know from other sources that say there were only abt 30 dead seen on the beach after the evacuation. And why did the Germans not bomb/sink the ships, which were an easier and "better" target? "Nothing changes more than the past," said someone, and that person was right.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 10, 2018

This is a great war movie, it ranks up there with the best of them in my opinion.

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Vrouk
Jan 10, 2018

Surprisingly bland. Nolan's work is usually top notch, but this was a big miss. They jumped around in time so much it was hard to follow exactly what happened when. The actors were pretty bland and it's so forgettable. It could have been an amazing film about an important event in World War II and it almost felt like a tv movie.

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Kosty59
Jan 06, 2018

I thought this movie would have been better than it was,condering the hype.

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Gusbuster
Jan 05, 2018

This movie is a Bomb. There is no lead up to the evacuation of troops from Belgium and how the Germans were trapping allied troops in Dunkirk. I saw the BBC version of Dunkirk and I would recommend that over the movie version of Dunkirk. The BBC version really gives the history and insight on what actually happened. Churchill arguing with is Cabinet over to surrender or not. The bombing of the beaches by the Nazis was really horrifying and shocking to see the killing fields of the beaches. And how soldiers trapped on the beaches were reacting to whether they were going to be rescued or fall into the hands of the Germans. Many were rescued and many were taken prisoner.

How does a pilot of a Spitfire with 14.5 gals of fuel fly around and engage in dogfights for a good portion of the movie and runs out of gas over the shores of Dunkirk going south and amazingly turns around and lands North. Nothing was really stated in the movie why local fishermen left England to sail the English Channel and rescue the traps English troops. ??????? Or why the ships could not come in closer to rescue, because of shallow water. Only 1 pier was available to rescue ships.
I know this is only a movie with many facts were left out and the heroism to rescue these poor trapped soles on the beaches of Dunkirk.

Not a movie I would recommend.

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jimg2000
Jan 04, 2018

One of those films that succeed to tell the story and captivate viewers through sights and sound with only a few sound bites from the film makers. As was pointed out by some reviewers, could have tricked up numerically the hundreds of thousands of soldiers like sitting ducks on land and pleasure boats converging into a flotilla at sea. However, understand that it is historically accurate that only a few Royal Air Force planes were dogfighting the Luftwaffe in the air ... but per wiki, still more than a hundred allied fighter planes were lost:
B. H. Liddell Hart wrote that Fighter Command lost 106 aircraft over Dunkirk and the Luftwaffe lost about 135, some of which were shot down by the French Navy and the Royal Navy. MacDonald wrote in 1986 that the British losses were 177 aircraft and German losses 240.

SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Jan 02, 2018

Fantastic. If you're looking for a typical war film, this will not be it. Dunkirk is nonlinear, playing with time and perspective. It's one of the most intense, suspenseful (I was curling into a ball with anticipation) war films I've ever seen, and it has very little gore. The performances are superb, and so much is exchanged in scenes absent of dialogue. I was lucky enough to see it in theaters but it's just as good at home. I can see why it wouldn't be for everyone but it was a home run for me.

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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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AMerr22
Oct 17, 2017

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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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