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Embargo lifted, will update as they come in.

Rottentomatoes: 95% (142 Fresh / 7 Rotten) Average Score: 8.9

Metacritic: 97

Movie Nation 4/4

A master filmmaker with all the state-of-the-art resources due a man who produces sci-fi and comic book blockbusters turns his attention to history with breathless, stunning results in “Dunkirk.”

https://rogersmovienation.com/2017/0...ry-of-dunkirk/

Indiewire A

Christopher Nolan's largely bloodless but profoundly harrowing war epic is the best film he's ever made.

https://www.indiewire.com/2017/07/du...-1201855825/2/

Uproxx 9/10

A directing and editing masterpiece.

http://uproxx.com/movies/dunkirk-review/

Variety

On one hand, he has delivered all the spectacle of a big-screen tentpole, ratcheting up both the tension and heroism through his intricate and occasionally overwhelming sound design, which blends a nearly omnipresent ticking stopwatch with Hans Zimmer’s bombastic score — not so much music as atmospheric noise, so bassy you can feel it rattling your vertebrae. But at the same time, he’s found a way to harness that technique in service of a kind of heightened reality, one that feels more immersive and immediate than whatever concerns we check at the door when entering the cinema. This is what audiences want from a Nolan movie, of course, as a master of the fantastic leaves his mark on historical events for the first time.

http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews...an-1202495701/

The Wrap

As it unfolds, “Dunkirk” provides one thrill after another, but it’s only in the aggregate that its power as a document of will and heroism becomes clear. It’s both a triumph for Nolan and a new bar toward which future action-based dramas should aspire.

http://www.thewrap.com/dunkirk-revie...-harry-styles/

Empire 5/5

Effectively one enormous, stunningly rendered and thunderously intense set-piece stretched to feature-length, Dunkirk thrusts you into a pressure cooker and slams the lid on.

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/dunkirk-2/review/

The Playlist A

Nolan is a master filmmaker. That was never a question. But what seemed, for a while at least, to be up in the air, was if he was able to reign in his technical obsessions and studio obligations to tell a story that connects with the human experience in a singular and profound way. Thankfully, “Dunkirk” answers that question with a resounding yes.

http://theplaylist.net/christopher-n...medium=twitter

The Guardian 5/5

Christopher Nolan's apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...st-film-so-far

Denofgeek 5/5

For it’s some achievement, this film. Very, very accessible (and that’s an important point), streamlined, economical and quite, quite brilliant, Dunkirk is – I don’t say this lightly – Christopher Nolan at the very top of his game. His best film? Maybe. There’s an argument for it at least. More certainly, it’s a relentless, engrossing, quite astounding piece of cinema (and cinema it very much is).

http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/movies/d...dunkirk-review

The Telegraph 5/5

Christopher Nolan’s astonishing new film, a retelling of the Allied evacuation of occupied France in 1940, is a work of heart-hammering intensity and grandeur that demands to be seen on the best and biggest screen within reach. But its spectacle doesn’t stop at the recreations of Second World War combat.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/d...h-christopher/

Entertainment Weekly A

This is visceral, big-budget filmmaking that can be called Art. It’s also, hands down, the best motion picture of the year so far.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/17/dunkirk-review/

Hollywood Reporter

Dunkirk is an impressionist masterpiece. These are not the first words you expect to see applied to a giant-budgeted summer entertainment made by one of the industry's most dependably commercial big-name directors. But this is a war film like few others, one that may employ a large and expensive canvas but that conveys the whole through isolated, brilliantly realized, often private moments more than via sheer spectacle, although that is here too.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rev...review-1021600

Village Voice

Nolan gives us one of the leanest, most ingenious studio films in quite a while: an intercutting montage of competing timelines that expand and contract and collide in ways both inevitable and surprising. And somehow, it’s also uncharacteristically intimate.

https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/07...-born-to-make/

Rolling Stone 4/4

The Oscar race for Best Picture is officially on. From first frame to last, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a monumental achievement, a World War II epic of staggering visual spectacle (see it in IMAX if you can) that hits you like a shot in the heart.

http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/r...m-ever-w492668

Screencrush 7/10

Dunkirk would have been even better, though, if any of the characters seemed as fully realized as the aerial and naval warfare. Without that, it works best as pure sensory experience; incredible visuals, intense battles.

http://screencrush.com/dunkirk-movie-review/

Vox 4.5/5

Dunkirk turns a WWII battle into a symphony. It's Christopher Nolan's masterpiece.

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/1...tyles-spoilers

Associated Press

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a stone cold masterpiece. It's a stunningly immersive survival film told in 106 thrillingly realized minutes.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...-best-48687720

Total Film 5/5

Hoyte Van Hoytema’s beautiful, terrifying lensing – dizzying dogfights, suffocating sinkings and a cinematography-award moment when a Spitfire lands on sun-gilted sand – ensure that what could have been complicated and depressing is rendered with clarity. Thoroughly modern in its approach, yet classical in style, it’s a film that will appeal as much to Batman fans as WW2 scholars, and ultimately, the Academy come gong time.

http://www.gamesradar.com/dunkirk-review/

Daily Mirror 5/5

This is Nolan's finest film to date, an immersive and emotional masterpiece and a superb return to form.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-review...d-war-10817754

New York Daily News 4.5/5

Let other directors play with toy soldiers and computer effects. This is big-time, old-school filmmaking. Dunkirk isn't overdone. It's simply done epically.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.3332507

HeyUGuys 5/5

Dunkirk is just a masterclass in the art of storytelling, with a variety of different characters, in different places, fighting their own different battles, all intertwined as we progress, without any sense of contrivance.

http://www.heyuguys.com/dunkirk-review/

Slate

Even Christopher Nolan Skeptics Will Be Wowed by Dunkirk

https://slate.com/arts/2017/07/chris...-reviewed.html
piratepwnsninja
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Time to eat...
MMarston
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(07-17-2017, 09:56 PM)
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Don't let it be rotten Muuuuuurph
whytemyke
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I was given tix to a screening of it today and had to pass it up because I can't get out of work. :(
Inferno313
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Bought my tickets for Saturday. Driving 4 hours to see it in a great IMAX theatre. Never done that for any film ever.

HYPE.
hydruxo
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Come onnnnn TARS
ArmGunar
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My bet : 97% RT and 8.3 average rating (on 250 reviews) + 88 Metacritics
ERotIC
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(07-17-2017, 09:58 PM)
Re-posting my predictions here.


87 percent final score with a 7.8 average rating.


Nolan always has a bit of backlash.
Biggest-Geek-Ever
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I don't think it will have the highest RT score of the summer, but it may have the best average rating; I feel like there's going to be a lot of perfect scores coming in for this one.
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I'm very interested in seeing the critic's opinion on this. I've heard it's great, but probably not for everyone. AKA my favorite kind of movie.
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(07-17-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Where we going lads?

DUNKIRK
FTF
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(07-17-2017, 10:00 PM)
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I'm going with 94% rt and a 8.4/10 average.

Would also love to know how many reviewers got to see it on 70mm imax. I bet that would greatly affect ones score.
daviyoung
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Originally Posted by piratepwnsninja

Time to eat...

you coming back after?
serenewarfare
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I think it will review well. Looks beautiful and is probably really well-written. I'm just not a fan of war movies, so this looks dull to me. But there's no doubt in my mind it'll be high quality.
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I thought it t looked great from the first trailer, glad to hear it's getting a good buzz around it.
FloatOn
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(07-17-2017, 10:01 PM)
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ready for our lord and savior Christopher Nolan to bless us once again
DonShula
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

Bought my tickets for Saturday. Driving 4 hours to see it in a great IMAX theatre. Never done that for any film ever.

HYPE.

Enjoy. I've seen the trailer in a true IMAX theater like four times and holy crap. I don't know if I could handle the entire movie.
jack_package_200
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(07-17-2017, 10:01 PM)
93% RT is my prediction.
Loxley
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(07-17-2017, 10:02 PM)

Originally Posted by serenewarfare

I think it will review well. Looks beautiful and is probably really well-written. I'm just not a fan of war movies, so this looks dull to me. But there's no doubt in my mind it'll be high quality.

Based on the early impressions, Dunkirk is less a traditional "war" film and more of a suspense-thriller with the war as a backdrop.
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Really excited about this, i'm a declared and unrepentant Nolan fan.

Waiting for all the anti Nolan bros to come at me!!!
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Variety:

On one hand, he has delivered all the spectacle of a big-screen tentpole, ratcheting up both the tension and heroism through his intricate and occasionally overwhelming sound design, which blends a nearly omnipresent ticking stopwatch with Hans Zimmerís bombastic score ó not so much music as atmospheric noise, so bassy you can feel it rattling your vertebrae. But at the same time, heís found a way to harness that technique in service of a kind of heightened reality, one that feels more immersive and immediate than whatever concerns we check at the door when entering the cinema. This is what audiences want from a Nolan movie, of course, as a master of the fantastic leaves his mark on historical events for the first time.

http://variety.com/2017/film/reviews...an-1202495701/
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Let's go!!
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https://www.indiewire.com/2017/07/du...mm-1201855825/

Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made
“Dunkirk” is a bloodless but profoundly unnerving assault on the senses, a spectacle that searches for order in the midst of chaos.

A

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/dunkirk-2/review/

Where it does deliver on action is in the sky. Today’s audiences have spent decades watching digital dogfights in Star Wars movies, themselves originally inspired by World War II movies such as The Bridges At Toko-Ri. Nolan gets the wow factor back by stripping away the pixels, shooting real Spitfires on real sorties above the real English Channel.
5/5

http://www.screendaily.com/5119930.article

The notion of a Dunkirk Spirit has been appropriated by those who would see Great Britan retreat into itself, but Nolan’s film helps bring itt back. As he leaves his survivors facing into a dark future, we are reminded of those desperate, noble souls who tried to fight for something pure and hold the line for Europe. That will be a very welcome message indeed in these times.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rev...review-1021600

Dunkirk is an impressionist masterpiece. These are not the first words you expect to see applied to a giant-budgeted summer entertainment made by one of the industry's most dependably commercial big-name directors. But this is a war film like few others, one that may employ a large and expensive canvas but that conveys the whole through isolated, brilliantly realized, often private moments more than via sheer spectacle, although that is here too.

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Originally Posted by FloatOn

ready for our lord and savior Christopher Nolan to bless us once again

Praise be to GOATlan.
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Originally Posted by daviyoung

you coming back after?

serenewarfare
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Originally Posted by Loxley

Based on the early impressions, Dunkirk is less a traditional "war" film and more of a suspense-thriller with the war as a backdrop.

I'm sure I'll see it eventually because I love Nolan's stuff for the most part. But the trailers have just looked really dull from a plot perspective, IMO.
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Relax, Harry Styles Is Great in ‘Dunkirk’—Which Itself Is a Modern Masterpiece

http://www.thedailybeast.com/relax-h...rn-masterpiece

AMAZING
Dunkirk is a monumental, unconventional, and frequently stunning war movie.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/07/17/dunkirk-review

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a heart-stopping masterpiece – and Harry Styles is pretty good as well

http://metro.co.uk/2017/07/17/christ...-well-6783743/
iRAWRasaurus
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Looking good so far! Excited to see this.
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DM! GUZIM!

We eatin' till 2022!
T.O.P
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I'm not the biggest fan of Nolan and the first trailer looked like shit to me, but i'm quite intrigued by this movie...good reviews so far!
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Originally Posted by serenewarfare

I'm sure I'll see it eventually because I love Nolan's stuff for the most part. But the trailers have just looked really dull from a plot perspective, IMO.

Plot shouldn't ever be considered the end-all be-all by any means. Many of the best films of all time have incredibly simple plots. Many of them are the best films of all time because they have simple plots.

Character, story-telling, emotion, all of that is so much more important than plot.
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YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Originally Posted by Inferno313

Plot shouldn't ever be considered the end-all be-all by any means. Many of the best films of all time have incredibly simple plots. Many of them are the best films of all time because they have simple plots.

Character, story-telling, emotion, all of that is so much more important than plot.

I think the idea of a spoiler is an extension of this idea. That the plot and a bullet-point list of events are the everything of a work.
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http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/17/dunkirk-review/

Entertainment Weekly gave it an A.

Dunkirk is easily the best movie of the year so far

WadiumArcadium
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The Guardian:

Christopher Nolan's apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far

Dan27
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And just to think so many here was so down on this movie when it was announced.
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IT'S TIME TO FEAST
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http://theplaylist.net/christopher-n...medium=twitter

Nolan is a master filmmaker. That was never a question. But what seemed, for a while at least, to be up in the air, was if he was able to reign in his technical obsessions and studio obligations to tell a story that connects with the human experience in a singular and profound way. Thankfully, “Dunkirk” answers that question with a resounding yes.

A

https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...e_b-gdnculture

Christopher Nolan might have found some inspiration from the Dunkirk scene in Joe Wright’s 2007 movie Atonement, but otherwise he brings his own colossal and very distinctive confidence to this story. It’s a visceral piece of film-making.

5/5

Kaswa101
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Nolan da gawd :')
MrS
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This can't be as good as The Prestige, surely? Guess I'll find out for myself on Friday...
spelen
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looks like Nolan might jussssst get a nomination for this one
George Oscar Bluth II
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Damn, those excerpts are glowing.
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Wow these reviews are better than I could have guessed.
serenewarfare
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Originally Posted by Inferno313

Plot shouldn't ever be considered the end-all be-all by any means. Many of the best films of all time have incredibly simple plots. Many of them are the best films of all time because they have simple plots.

Character, story-telling, emotion, all of that is so much more important than plot.

Character, story-telling, and emotion are part of how I define plot. I'm not talking about simply a synopsis. Plot is inclusive of all of those things. And none of the trailers have gotten me interested in any of the characters or their stories. All it's shown me is that the cinematography is amazing, which is not a surprise.

Again, I'm sure the film is fantastic and I'm sure I'll see it, but nothing in the promotion or trailers has given me any desire to do so immediately or with any rush.
ERotIC
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These legit critic reviews are reading like early hype Twitter reactions.


fuckin STOKED, brahs
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Nolan without all the plot twist seems to be a better Nolan.
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Starting off with a 100 on metacritic with 5 reviews.
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Originally Posted by Guzim

brb breaking out the candles

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