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Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, History | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tommy
... French Soldier
... Gibson
Lee Armstrong ... Grenadier
... Irate Soldier
... George
... Mr. Dawson
... Peter
... Farrier
... Collins
Luke Thompson ... Warrant Officer
Michel Biel ... French Soldier 2
Constantin Balsan ... French Soldier 3
... Petty Officer
... Soldier
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Storyline

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Written by Harvey

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Rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language | See all certifications »

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21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bodega Bay  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£10,023,720 (United Kingdom), 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,513,488, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$188,373,161

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$525,573,161
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Nolan cited silent movies such as Greed (1924), Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916) and Sunrise (1927) as inspirations for this movie's crowd scenes: "I spent a lot of time reviewing the silent films for crowd scenes--the way extras move, evolve, how the space is staged and how the cameras capture it, the views used." Nolan also studied A Man Escaped (1956), Pickpocket (1959), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and The Wages of Fear (1953) to dissect the process of creating suspense through details. See more »

Goofs

The railway carriages in the final scenes date from the 1950s and have seat patterns from the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy: [to French soldiers] English! I'm English! Anglais!
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Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated to all those whose lives were impacted by the events at Dunkirk." See more »

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A good watch but not true to Dunkirk
22 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

After many great reviews I decided I would go and watch this on the big screen for the atmosphere and in that at lease I have to say it was great. But and it is a big but, for a story I left feeling let down. This is no saving private Ryan or stunning epic as the critics would suggest.

I am no history buff and I am from the other side of the world but even I know the story of Dunkirk and this just didn't live up the epic nature of the true story.

The characters don't do the story justice, the timelines are blurred and the epic nature is missing. There are some great visual scenes and a few uplifting moments but it just didn't feel tied together.

My rating is probably a bit harsh but I just don't rate this a one of the great efforts of story telling. If you didn't know anything of the actual events at Dunkirk this would leave you having missed the epic nature of what was achieved with 700 private boats over 8 days back in 1940.


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