Starring Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Harry Styles
Reviewed by Ariel Barreras
ABOUT THE MOVIE
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.
I am going to come right out and say it: I think this is one of the best war movies I have ever seen. This movie is extremely realistic to what happened during the evacuations of Dunkirk and is heartbreaking. Christopher Nolan, the writer and director, made a bold choice to not have too much dialogue in the film, resulting in no backstory for any of the characters. In my opinion, this worked out for the best. We do not know any of these characters, but who they are does not matter. We feel for them regardless of their personalities and their stories. We only see them as people trying to survive in a war that they were practically forced into, but they do not surrender. There are different characters in different storylines in the movie and they are all inspiring and tear-jerking. A few of the actors in this film have worked with Nolan before and have made names for themselves because of Nolan, but there are a lot of unfamiliar faces that deserve a lot of attention for their amazing performances. These new actors include Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles, who are both naturally talented actors and I hope to see them in more movies. The war scenes are very realistic and distressing, so if you do not like violence, be aware of what you will see. However, this is an amazing movie that I can see making it to the 2018 Oscars.