In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found.
This is the story seen through a handful of men’s eyes leading up to and during that evacuation.
What started as a somewhat slow, though engaging drama did start to confuse as the flashbacks weren’t easily explainable. But once I settled into this awkward directorial decision, my interest did settle and I enjoyed the vitriolic (well, if anything deserves to be told that way it is this extraordinary story) ending to the film.
I must admit to be not as taken by it as most critics (a whopping 92% on Rotten Tomatoes!) but an entertaining drama nevertheless (and even Harry Styles from 1D did OK too!)
Verdict: A very watchable, albeit somewhat confusing at the beginning drama, well worth 107 minutes of your time. ***
This film will be shown at The Harbour Club, Portscatho on Tuesday 2nd January