Genre Grandeur – Dunkirk (2017) – Encore Review 2 – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Historical True Story Films, here’s a review of Dunkirk (2017) by Me

Thanks again to Vinnie of Vinnie H. for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Jeanette of The Mundane Adventures of a Fangirl and it is 80’s Fantasy Films.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of March by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jeanette!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“Wars are not won by evacuation.” – Tommy

Number of Times Seen – 3 (20 Jul 2017, 7 Dec 2017 and 25 Feb 2018)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – Tells the story of the British evacuation of Dunkirk after hundreds of thousands of soldiers were stranded there after retreating from the German forces in 1940.

My Take on it – This is yet another proof as to how great a film maker and storyteller Christopher Nolan is.

He is able to tell a complex story in an unconventional and round about way in order to give us such an amazing viewing experience.

This film has some great cast members but the main character of this film is the story itself which overshadows everything else (as it should).

Nolan expertly weaves together 3 different storylines in a very unique way which helps give us an even grander perspective of the events portrayed.

Hans Zimmer’s score for this film is amazing because it allows us to feel the tension growing as things move along as the clock ticks away.

This is one of the best films of 2017, if not THE best and is the kind of film that I can see myself watching over and over because it remains so gripping throughout.

Bottom Line – Amazing film that is told so well by Nolan. He is a master at telling complex stories in complex ways and this film is no exception to that rule. The cast is less important here because it is the story that acts as the main character throughout.  The story expertly weaves three storylines together in a unique way to give us an even grander perspective on the whole event.  The music by Zimmer helps keep the tension high as things get more and more tense as the story moves along. One of the best films of 2017, if not THE best. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  According to actor-director Kenneth Branagh, roughly 30 Dunkirk survivors, who were in their mid-90s, attended the premiere in London. When asked about the film, they felt that it accurately captured the event but that the soundtrack was louder than the actual bombardment, a comment that greatly amused director Christopher Nolan. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)


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