Dunkirk is a beautifully shot non-stereotypical war movie. Christopher Nolan directs this film masterfully. Hans Zimmer scored this film and did so with craft. His score adds intensity and suspense that otherwise would not be present. This film can come across as a glorified Hans Zimmer score music video for better or worse. This film is more of an event historical piece, navigating it's plot by narrating the experiences of several characters. They way this film was edited and put together makes what would be a complicated task seem second-nature. The movie goes smoothly which is pleasant. This film could have used more dialogue and made it's characters more memorable. So much of the film is reliant on beautiful cinematography and a powerful score, but this can only go so far if there are no characters that we can genuinely care about. However, this isn't an awful thing that holds the film back. It could have had more dialogue, but when dialogue was used, it was very effective. This film is potent and refreshing for the war drama genre. Overall, I give this film a 7.5/10. The lack of dialogue and character development hurt what is otherwise a beautiful movie.