Dunkirk - 4.5/5
Farrrrrrrrk this film is tense and bleak. I am going to say that it might not be for everyone. It is certainly not an action film and there really isn't any sort of light moments or comedy relief. It is full on, in your face tension and drama.
I found the scenes following Tom Hardy as a Spitfire pilot really weird as they were just so clinical, no real emotion in their voices or anything, but it worked to convey the pressure they were under and the focus that they had to put into what they were doing. No time to talk if you wanted to survive.
I felt that the cold, tiredness and tension were all well conveyed and I appreciate a film of this scale with such very little dialogue.
It loses half a mark for confusing the audience with the jumping around of time. I was OK with this once I understood what was going on but even then there were parts where you had to pause for a second and figure out where in the timeline you were. That became less of an issue in the latter third of the film
For the records, I did not see this in IMAX and still thought it was well worth the price of admission and I had zero issue hearing what anyone was saying.