Dunkirk is yet another huge success for Christopher Nolan, following The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, and Interstellar, debuting at number one at the US box office in its first week.
BBC Culture film critic Caryn James is one of Dunkirk’s many fans. She calls it one of the most immersive war films since Saving Private Ryan. Watch the video review above to find out why many are calling it one of the best movies of the year.
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