Following its world premiere in front of British Royalty last night, the first reactions to Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk have started to come it – and it’s largely good news. The film, which tells the true story of the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II, is getting praise across the board, particularly for its cast.
Here are some of the initial reactions via Twitter.
Just saw Dunkirk. An absolute force. Nolan at the top of his game in the genre. I say this as someone who hated Inception.
— Christopher Hooton (@ChristophHooton) July 11, 2017
— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) July 13, 2017
DUNKIRK: intense! 3 intercutting stories on 3 time frames. Almost a silent film, w/ incredible score. May be divisive. I LOVED. See 70mm! pic.twitter.com/E6Xga21Skm
— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) July 10, 2017
Saw Dunkirk first thing this morning. Still recovering. It’s Inception meets The Longest Day.
— Nick de Semlyen (@NickdeSemlyen) July 10, 2017
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 10, 2017
— Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) July 10, 2017
I have seen #Dunkirk and it is a triumph: beautifully filmed, deeply moving, strong turns all round (and yes, that includes Harry Styles)
— Anna Smith (@annasmithjourno) July 10, 2017
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
The film opens in cinemas on July 21st, 2017. Check back for our full review of the film next week.