Top critical review
31 August 2018
I didn’t like this. It’s well made and looks good, however as other reviewers have said the actual events of Dunkirk are very sparsely portrayed and takes a back seat to the unnecessarily intricate and often confusing manner in which the story plays along skipping from one bit to the other, then going back to the same bit but from a different perspective.
Although a relevant piece by Elgar is featured, the occasional soundtrack doesn’t fit and for me does not add to the suspense.
At the start of the movie, you are made aware there are some 400,000 troops on the beach. You don’t see this many. Throughout the panoramic shots there are about 100. At the end He says some 300,000 have been rescued. Where? When? During the movie there are about 30 small vessels that are filmed helping the troops evacuate. Guess what, you see more of Tom Hardy than you do anything that is actually to do with the events of Dunkirk.