Dunkirk (R) ★★★★

Warner Bros. Pictures

Dunkirk takes place during WWII based on historical facts. Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan it tells the story of the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk. Stars Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rye-lance with a sweeping musical score by Hans Zimmer. Nolan has been quoted as saying, ”We want to put people on the beach at Dunkirk, on the deck of the Moonstone boat and in the cockpit of a Spitfire plane. We want to take the audience on a very intense ride.”

Bottom Line: Dunkirk is one of the best films of 2017 and will be nominated for several Oscars. One word: Outstanding! It’s very intense and realistic from start to finish. By land, sea and air…you’ll experience firsthand what it was like to actually be there. It’s the ultimate life-or-death race against time. I loved it!

Credits: Written and directed by Christopher Nolan

Cast: Mark Rylance (Mr. Dawson), Tom Hardy (Farrier), Fionn Whitehead (Tommy), Tom Glynn-Garter (Peter), Harry Styles (Alex), Aneurin Barnard (Gibson), Kenneth Branagh (Commander Bolton), Cillian Murphy (shivering soldier)

Studio: Warner Brothers

Running Time: 106 minutes