You Will Want to Go See Dunkirk in a Theater

It is a rare thing to sit through a movie and, at the end, be surrounded by silent, unmoving people who cannot get up.

It is rarer to have them all break out into spontaneous applause and a collective exhale as the credits roll and continue rolling. It is also rare to go to a war movie where there is no blood, no guts, no up close violence and horror, but as much tension as the best thriller or horror movie can muster. This is Dunkirk — the movie we need to remind us sometimes survival is heroism and sometimes the ordinary man is called to do the extraordinary in the service of others. It is the movie we need to remind us that there are still great stories to be told without sequels and comic book superheroes.