• PG-13
  • 1h 47m
  • 2017
Certified Fresh92%
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"Dunkirk" opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh92%
Critics Consensus: Dunkirk serves up emotionally satisfying spectacle, delivered by a writer-director in full command of his craft and brought to life by a gifted ensemble cast that honors the fact-based story.
New Yorker
Richard Brody

Nolan's sense of memory and of history is as flattened-out and untroubled as his sense of psycholo...

July 31, 2017
BuzzFeed News
Alison Willmore

It isn't a standard war movie, but it sure is some beautiful, difficult thing.

July 28, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall

"Virtual reality without the headset", [Nolan] calls it, and it's no idle boast. Everything has be...

July 26, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intense, challenging story shows the horrors of war.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Dunkirk is director Christopher Nolan's World War II movie about the real-life incident in which Allied forces were surrounded and trapped on Dunkirk beach -- and everyday heroes helped rescue them, despite the risk of danger and death. The movie's war violence is realistic and intense, with heavy bombing and shooting and many deaths (though very little blood). Planes crash in the ocean, ships fill with water and sink, and an oil slick catches fire, burning many soldiers. A teen civilian is injured, and a man walks into the ocean, presumably to commit suicide. Language includes two uses of "f--k" and one "Christ" (as an exclamation), and there's one scene with beer. Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy co-star, but there are many characters, some of whom aren't clearly distinguished from others. That, plus Nolan's time-twisting technique, can make the story challenging to follow. But it has messages of bravery, teamwork, and sacrifice, and persistent teens and adults will be rewarded with a powerful, visceral experience.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Thriller
  • Release Date:July 21, 2017
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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