Dunkirk is a downloadable war film directed by Christopher Nolan, and it tells the story of the Battle of Dunkirk. Taking place in 1940, the movie shows us the Battle of Dunkirk from three unique perspectives: the sky, the ground, and the sea.
How to Stream or Download Dunkirk
The movie can be streamed or it can be downloaded from iTunes. It is available in several languages versions and with subtitles. To find out whether your favorite language is available (for example Tamil or Hindi) check the description on the store’s page. To start streaming or downloading click on the link below the review.
The Game Review
As Allied troops are forced to retreat to Dunkirk, France, German soldiers move in on them. The movie is very intense, features little dialogue, and is packed with roaring music and deafening sounds of chaos. Like other Christopher Nolan films, this one is a visceral experience.
However, it gains more impact by being a true story. As a war film, it succeeds in replicating the chaos and danger of the Battle of Dunkirk. It’s also highly entertaining, if not a bit terrifying at the same time.
The story is a three-part look at the Battle of Dunkirk. Told out of sequence, the film jumps between three main storylines. First, we follow Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), a British soldier who is the only survivor of a German attack. He stumbles across the beach of Dunkirk, where he attempts to reintegrate and survive the oncoming German assault.
Meanwhile, the Navy is commandeering civilian ships in an effort to provide support out at sea. Refusing to let his boat be taken, sailor Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) and two young men Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and George (Barry Keoghan) set out towards the war. Finally, a crew of English pilots fly over Dunkirk.
Led by pilot Farrier (Tom Hardy), the fighter planes engage in dogfights and try to assist those on the beach. All three of these stories are well-written and executed nicely, leaving us with three distinct (but quality) stories. Some characters get less screen time than others, but the balance between the three stories is good.
The dialogue in Dunkirk is very light, and the movie tends to focus more on the sounds and atmosphere of the battle. When characters do converse, it’s usually brief or done during distress, making things hectic and frightening. The movie jumps back and forth across the three storylines, each taking place at a different time.
Eventually, the stories converge, but most of the movie is cut between the three separate stories. This makes things a bit hard to follow, but this adds to the confusion and chaos that the movie is trying to evoke. Almost every scene feels incredibly tense, as the viewer is never quite sure what’s going to happen next.
When appropriate, the actors are incredibly emotive and do a great job showing their emotion without the use of dialogue. When guns start firing and the action gets going, things feel utterly hopeless, and Dunkirk does a good job driving that home.
- The music is fantastic, and adds a great weight to the action
- War doesn't feel glorified at all, and the combat scenes are incredibly well crafted
- Three distinct perspectives provide a nice variety
- The lack of dialogue might be annoying for some viewers
- Music and sounds are very loud, and persist throughout the entire film