The screenplay mainly follows three story lines - an RAF pilot, a small boat on a rescue mission to Dunkirk and the attempts at escaping Dunkirk by a rag tag group of soldiers - rather than concentrating... Read moreon the battle's big picture. A history lesson this is not - it barely mentions the brave rearguard action to protect the perimeter by the French and British soldiers which enabled so many to escape - or why the Germans were so ineffective in the battle. It can't resist putting cheap sermonising comments in the script and the arrival of the small boats in Dunkirk is handled in such a way that it makes you cringe. The smart editing is confusing at times when switching between the three story lines including between night and day and back again. The plus is the aerial action - it is stunning and is the climax of the special effects and photography teams which are commendable throughout.
The event that shaped our world.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.