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Review: Dunkirk – Odeon Cinema

Published on: 22 Jul, 2017
Updated on: 22 Jul, 2017

By Dennis Harvey-Hepherd

Dunkirk will surely stand alongside other legendary British war films such as The Longest Day, The Dam Busters and Battle of Britain in years to come.

The form used by the director to tell the story uses a small number of separate stories, intertwined and intercut with each other. This allows the viewer to see the grand overview and the personal sacrifices without loosing either in detail.

The cast comes from a wide range of talents, with well-known actors at the height of their powers to newcomers who by-and-large play the ordinary soldiers caught up in history.

Many of the audience had come to see Harry Styles of boy band One Direction

It was quite apparent that a large proportion of the audience had simply come to see Harry Styles in his first acting roll. He did a good job but more importantly, he brought in a young audience who were then exposed to a great lesson in our history.

This film was shot in both normal 65mm format and also 70mm IMAX and this is one occasion when I hope to see this film again at an IMAX cinema as I suspect our ageing Guildford Odeon did not do it full justice.

I am awarding the full 5 out of five stars for this Tour de Force of a film.

(See Odeon Wimbledon or Kingston websites are shown on the Odeon website).

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