War film lauded as best movie of 2017 criticized for lack of diversity

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The highly anticipated war film, “Dunkirk,” has all but received the best movie award of 2017 but still can’t avoid criticism that it lacks diversity.

USA Today’s Brian Truitt gave the movie an almost universally positive review, but noted that “the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way.”

“The trio of timelines can be jarring as you figure out how they all fit, and the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way. Still, Nolan’s feat is undeniable: He’s made an immersive war movie that celebrates the good of mankind while also making it clear that no victory is without sacrifice.”

Truitt’s overwhelming admiration for the movie, coupled with the brevity in which he addresses the diversity issue, makes the fact that he even brought it up at all seem contrived. His conservative peers are calling him out on it.

“It was highly problematic that the British Expeditionary Force and the French army stranded such a monochrome crew,” National Review Online Editor Charles C.W. Cooke tweeted Tuesday.

“USA Today’s Dunkirk review is officially as absurd as conservative parodies of the social justice crowd,” added The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Grisworld.

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