Dunkirk Official Reviews Discussion

The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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IMDb down to 8.6 with 79K reviews. Have a feeling this will end up at 8.3/8.4

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rbej wrote:RT

247/20

93%
252/20, actually.

Anyway, what an astounding coincidence that each of the past three big releases' Rotten Tomatoes scores are within 1% of each other.
Willem wrote:IMDb down to 8.6 with 79K reviews. Have a feeling this will end up at 8.3/8.4
I do wonder if Mr. Nolan had just spent ten minutes, just ten, on fleshing out Tommy's backstory, whether that would have helped turn the negative reviews into positive.

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okungnyo wrote:I do wonder if Mr. Nolan had just spent ten minutes, just ten, on fleshing out Tommy's backstory, whether that would have helped turn the negative reviews into positive.
I'm actually wondering if Nolan did some viral marketing to create backstories that weren't in the actual film, that would be kind of cool.

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hplalakrs2001 wrote:Guardian posted a second review of sorts. Negative :
https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmbl ... ft-me-cold

Richard Brody of The New Yorker, postive but not ecstatic
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richar ... ic-ciphers
I said the Brody one is mixed at best, though the guys is so interested in sounded so intellectual that its hard to decipher his opinion.

We are now in the stage with these late reviews, where the critic is interested in reviewing the hype and all the other reviews and not the film itself. They want to be the contrarian view and show all the other earlier critics why they were wrong in likening this film.
Please do the discussions in this thread. The other thread is only for posting the official reviews. Thanks.£

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okungnyo wrote: I do wonder if Mr. Nolan had just spent ten minutes, just ten, on fleshing out Tommy's backstory, whether that would have helped turn the negative reviews into positive.
Lol I recently said that to a friend of mine.

Me: "If Nolan devoted a scene in one of the boats to Tommy, Gibson, and Alex's tragic backstory, would it shut up all the idiots that have been complaining about a lack of character development?"

Friend: "Probably. But if that was in the film, I'd probably be sitting here saying that Nolan should have cut that scene and trusted his audience to not need that."

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Expanding on Tommy's backstory would do nothing but make the deriders think the film was okay at best and make everyone else who liked the film think the scenes were entirely useless and then criticize Nolan for spoonfeeding the audience like he normally does.

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Spert wrote:Expanding on Tommy's backstory would do nothing but make the deriders think the film was okay at best and make everyone else who liked the film think the scenes were entirely useless and then criticize Nolan for spoonfeeding the audience like he normally does.
That's not spoonfeeding an audience. Spoonfeeding is when you give somebody information they have the ability to already figure out for themselves. We have literally no idea whether Tommy has a girl back home... or a guy, who knows. Not saying we have to know, but that's not an example of spoonfeeding an audience.

These are two examples spoonfeeding an audience, taken from Casino Royale (look at 0:55 and 2:19, but the first one might not make sense if you haven't seen the movie).

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Spert wrote:Expanding on Tommy's backstory would do nothing but make the deriders think the film was okay at best and make everyone else who liked the film think the scenes were entirely useless and then criticize Nolan for spoonfeeding the audience like he normally does.
That's not spoonfeeding.

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