Vincent Cook’s review published on Letterboxd:
That sound design. Wow. They really make you feel like you're in the thick of the battle. And Hans Zimmer back with another powerful score. The sounds are worth the IMAX experience alone.
I liked Interstellar more. The films are both very ambitious. I just found Interstellar to be more thought-provoking and emotionally palpable. Although, trying to rank Nolan's films is similar to ranking Kubrick's. Both men, I don't believe, make bad films.
Dunkirk was immaculate & thrilling. Equal parts beauty & tragedy. Not my favorite Nolan film: picking a favorite Nolan film is no easy task.
I struggled with the lack of character development in terms of investing in the characters. But I understand that's the point: it's not about them, it's about the event. It's about experiencing and feeling that raw and visceral moment in history. You don't stop to talk with your buddies. You survive. And I felt Nolan captured this event masterfully and with incredible technical prowess to boot.
The intensity and tension is full tilt from start to finish. See Dunkirk. See it in IMAX. One of the best war films I've ever seen.