ByJack Mitchell, writer at
I'm a student at the University of Sussex, studying Drama and Film. I'm a huge cinephile, watching and discussing a wide variety of cinema
Jack Mitchell

Christopher Nolan is a modern cinematic great. From Memento to The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception, he's given us masterpiece after masterpiece. Whatever Nolan touches seems to turn to gold both critically and financially.

So, when fans heard that Nolan was creating a war film, this stirred up huge anticipation. The war genre has seen the greatest filmmakers make some of their greatest-ever films. Think of Francis Ford Coppola with Apocalypse Now, Stanley Kubrick with Full Metal Jacket and Steven Spielberg with Saving Private Ryan. And now Nolan will take his turn.

And, if initial critical reactions to Dunkirk are to be believed, then this is the case. A wide array of critics have taken to Twitter to unanimously praise Nolan's WWII film — the social media embargo has lifted, but full reviews aren't available yet — and they'll make you even more eager to see it:

In case you were skeptical about the acting skills of Harry Styles, the former One Direction heartthrob, then you no longer need to be anxious. Nolan didn't choose the actor for his established fan-base, and it apparently shows:

From the sound of these reactions, the film is an unmissable experience! We can't wait for this intense, visceral and raw ride. Dunkirk hits theaters on July 21st.

How are excited are you to see Dunkirk? Let us know in the comments!


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