A war story set in the World War II based on true events about the evacuation of Allied Forces stranded and surrounded by the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk.
Dunkirk is the story of how over four hundred thousand soldiers in the Allied Forces were rescued and evacuated when they were stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, surrounded by the German Army. The movie takes us on an amazing tour of how one of the most tantalizing evacuations in history was carried out.
Dunkirk Movie Introduction
Dunkirk is a vivid depiction of one of the greatest rescue operations in the history of wars. Based on the real Dunkirk events of May 26 – June 4, 1940, this masterpiece written and directed by none other than Christopher Nolan himself, who has directed mind-blowing and award winning movies like Inception, Interstellar, and Memento in the past. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and Syncopy, Dunkirk was released on 13th July 2017 in the UK and 21st July 2017 worldwide. The movie is an audio-visual nonlinear narrative that is an absolute pleasure to watch.
Dunkirk Movie Synopsis
Dunkirk is not just a story about the Second World War; it is a story of hope. It is a story of how when four hundred thousand soldiers surrounded by enemy forces couldn’t go home, home came to them. The movie is a fascinating work of art, a nonlinear narrative featuring unparalleled storytelling over three different time periods.
The first part of the story takes place in The Mole. A young British soldier Tommy, portrayed by Fionn Whitehead comes under heavy fire from the German Forces in Dunkirk. He slowly makes it to the beaches of Dunkirk in spite of taking some damage where he finds the Allied forces planning and getting ready to evacuate the beach. A soldier named Gibson (Aneurin Barnard) is burying his mate. Several severely wounded people are beyond rescuing and are left to die on the shore. Tommy and Gibson make several attempts at escaping in the ships that left early with the wounded, but they would not be allowed to enter their ships. They hide in The Mole seeking an opportunity at the earliest. However, at night when they managed to escape, the boat is sunk by a torpedo from nowhere. Gibson saves Tommy and another fellow escapee Alex (Harry Styles) and they swim back to the shore. Next day, the Scottish soldiers find an abandoned ship in which they plan to escape when the tide is high. However the Germans start shooting on that ship and before long the ship, infested with bullet holes is rendered useless. The three board that ship and attempt to lose their weight, a fight ensues between Alex and Gibson, who is accused of being a German Spy by Alex. Tommy calms them down but soon after the ship starts to sink and Gibson drowns strangled in a chain. Will Alex and Tommy be able to reach home? To know more watch Dunkirk free online.
The events then switch to The Sea at an earlier time, where a fighter plane crashes into the ocean and Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) attempts to rescue the pilot. Earlier Dawson and his crew rescued a shivering sole survivor of a U-boat attack (Cillian Murphy). When the survivor comes to know that they are heading towards Dunkirk, he panics and tries to stop them. Meanwhile, they save the pilot Collins (Jack Lowden) from drowning. They then go on to rescue as many people as they can from a sinking minesweeper under attack among them Alex and Tommy. They reach Dorset that night where Mr. Dawson is congratulated for saving so many people.
The movie then switches back to the start of events from The Air perspective. Here we see Collins on his fighter plane flying across the English Channel with a squadron leading a rescue mission for the troops stranded in Dunkirk. The squadron leader gets shot down by a Luftwaffe Plane. Collins’ plane is damaged and he crashes into the ocean rescued by Mr. Dawson. Farrier (Tom Hardy) continues on to Dunkirk where he crashes under German fire and is taken captive by the Germans. Will the soldiers finally reach home? To find out watch Dunkirk free online.
Dunkirk Movie Star Cast
The casting of Dunkirk was wonderful. In spite of not having very big names in the list, the cast does a very good job. Harry Styles with his youthful persona and charm shows very nice portrayal of the character Alex. Tom Hardy’s role as Farrier steals some attention and Cillian Murphy as the surviving soldier is a pleasure to watch. The cast has put up an excellent performance but Nolan has made sure that Dunkirk is not about big names in the cast but the movie itself. To see the amazing performances yourself, watch Dunkirk free online.
Dunkirk Movie Review
Dunkirk received a whopping 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 249 reviews. The average rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 8.6 out of 10. This is a brilliant movie with a brilliant cast. The cast has given their fullest leading to the movie is a success. With an 8.7/10 rating on IMDB, Dunkirk is an audio-visual poetry. Do not expect plot twists like all other Nolan movies, but Christopher Nolan’s incredible direction has made this movie a masterpiece. We will rate it a 9 out of 10.
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“Dunkirk isn’t comfortable to watch; it never relents or relaxes. At the same time, it’s impossible to look away from it.” – Washington Post
The movie has got several nominations for its wonderful direction, screenplay, and casting. It is a bold movie that does not let a viewer look away for even a second.
“A spare, propulsive, ever-intensifying combat thriller, Nolan’s history lesson is both a rousing celebration of solidarity and the tensest beach-set film since Jaws.” – Empire
The movie is very intense and provides the viewers with one of a kind experience. It is highly recommended to watch it as it is nothing short of a visual treat.