Dunkirk | Chicago Reader


Rated PG-13 107 minutes 2017

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception), this World War II epic dramatizes the heroic three-day effort to evacuate French, British, and Belgian troops from the French port town of Dunkirk before German forces could move in and eviscerate them. Nolan carves up the operation into three stories that play out on land (with Fionn Whitehead as a British soldier trying to survive aerial bombardment on the beach), in the air (with Tom Hardy as a dashing RAF pilot chasing German planes), and on the water (with Mark Rylance as one of the hundreds of private British boatsmen who set off across the English Channel to rescue soldiers). The characters tend to get lost in the shuffle, and Nolan makes little effort to explain the evacuation's context in the wider war or even the Battle of Dunkirk. But as a big-screen experience this can be overwhelming, especially when characters are trapped below oncoming planes or inside beleaguered sea vessels; few war movies have communicated more viscerally how it feels to be a sitting duck. With Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh.

Sat 12/2, 7 and 9 PM, and Sun 12/3, 3:30 PM.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.dunkirkmovie.com

Director: Christopher Nolan

Producer: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Jake Myers

Cast: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D'Arcy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Jack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard, Fionn Whitehead and Barry Keoghan




Show Times

Sorry there are no showtimes for Dunkirk on Friday, November 24.

The next date Dunkirk is playing is Saturday, December 2 .

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