The first reactions to Dunkirk have hit the web now that the social media embargo has lifted following the film’s press junket this past weekend.
Based on true events, Dunkirk tells the story of when allied forces were surrounded by the German army during World War II. The narrative itself is divided into three separate points of view, following those in the air, in the sea, and on the beach.
The first reactions praise masterclass director Christopher Nolan for his realization of the events of Dunkirk on the big screen as a captivating and thrilling filmmaking that offers a unique experience for audiences which manages to overcome the triptych narrative that leaves little character to invest in.
You can check out the tweets below.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 10, 2017
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 10, 2017
DUNKIRK: intense! 3 intercutting stories on 3 time frames. Almost a silent film, w/ incredible score. May be divisive. I LOVED. See 70mm! pic.twitter.com/E6Xga21Skm
— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) July 10, 2017
— Jason Guerrasio (@JasonGuerrasio) July 10, 2017
DUNKIRK is fantastic. Truly thrilling from first to last second. A heartbreaking, heart-pounding, nail-biting offering. Nolan fans, rejoice.
— Anna Klassen (@AnnaJKlassen) July 10, 2017
DUNKIRK is very suspenseful. My palms were sweaty almost the entire film. Not my favorite from Nolan, but still a home run. pic.twitter.com/3btS9U28Yy
— Brandon Norwood (@bwood0824) July 10, 2017
Dunkirk is thrilling, beautiful & a must in 70mm IMAX – but it’s also hard to ignore that it has zero distinctive personalities/characters.
— (((Eric Eisenberg))) (@eeisenberg) July 10, 2017
The film stars Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Harry Styles. Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Dunkirk his theaters July 21, 2017, and will be presented in digital projection, 35MM, 70MM, IMAX digital and IMAX 70MM.