Jack Paterson’s review published on Letterboxd:
A valiant effort Chrissy-boy. Dunkirk is an epic war drama that is surprisingly tight for a story of this scale following three characters whose paths intertwine. I can tell you with certainty that the two greatest performances come from Tom Hardy's determined aerial dogfighter, (Who's of course given the most to do.) and Mark Rylance's steadfast civilian volunteer. The film also masters suspense and knows how to throw a fun wrench in the plot. But in the end of the day this film is a PG puff piece about the greatest generation and their determination and willpower, which of course will always remain astounding and respected throughout the annals of human history. But even Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" decided to show the brutal ugliness of war. This is of course a plot about the evacuation and not the battle but there may have been deeper places Nolan could've gone, so it's just a question of whose decision was it to not go R. Dunkirk is still a tight film that will keep you entertained from start to finish and it's short on the pretensions and complications that made "Interstellar" such a bore for me. It's not his best film, but it's a nice summer blockbuster.