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Sustained threat, intense sequences, moderate violence & strong language.


About this Film

  • Released on 21/07/17
  • Genre Action, Drama
  • Cast members Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh
  • Running time 106 minutes
  • Directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Language English

ODEON says...
400,000 Allied soldiers were trapped on the beach at ‘Dunkirk’, surrounded by the German army in the early days of the Second World War. And they needed to be evacuated. 

France had been overrun, and the Allied army had been defeated and trapped. In a desperate effort to save the troops, more than 800 boats – from military ships to tiny civilian fishing boats – came to help with the evacuation that would become known as the Miracle of Dunkirk. 

Christopher Nolan brings his vision to ‘Dunkirk’, one of the defining events of the 20th Century, starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. 

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Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

5 Stars
“ Christopher Nolan's apocalyptic war epic is his best film so far ”

5 Stars
“ Intensely dramatic and moving, it's already an Oscar frontrunner ”

5 Stars
“ There have been many World War II epics — but there’s never been one like this ”

5 Stars
“ Christopher Nolan at the peak of his powers ”

Summary of customer ratings

(UK & Ireland)


Reviewer: 65plusDate: 2017-09-14

first 15mins good, disappointed with the rest of this lack lustre film. The loud musical score was off putting and added nothing to it, was just a drone most of the time. Script was non existant and the acting very poor even by established actors.


Reviewer: Kaz22Date: 2017-08-28

Magnificent....made you feel like you were there!

Visual feast

Reviewer: Da5eDate: 2017-08-26

This is a sophisticated cinematic event. A charged score replaces a more traditional "story-driven" view to filmmaking, so there's little dialogue. But the images will stay with you.


Reviewer: mixedupDate: 2017-08-21

Seen this film twice, funny enough better the second time, best film I've seen in ages

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