9Fest Brian Bennett reviews DUNKIRK (2017)
Numbers UP – 99 – Excellent , 96 – Very Good , 69 – Good, 66 – Mediocre
Review: 66 – MEDIOCRE
Kenneth Branagh as Commander Bolton of the Royal Navy
Fionn Whitehead as Tommy
Mark Rylance as Captain of the Moonstone
Tom Hardy as Farrier
Cillian Murphy as BEF Officer
Harry Styles as Alex
In the world of movies, Hollywood prefers WWII films. America and Europe are the victors and even tragic events, are only blips towards the ultimate victory.
DUNKIRK is unambitious, flat, boring script. It is so flat and so dull, I really wanted to get up and leave the theatre.
War is horrible. Yet Nolan tried to make Dunkirk, appear to be a celebration of brave military and civilian boats crossing over to pick up the soldiers.
Disappointing film. This earns a thumbs down, MEDICORE score.