One Direction pop star Harry Styles’ career has taken a new direction with his role as a nervous World War II soldier in “Dunkirk.”
Reviews are out now and critics are raving about Christopher Nolan’s epic — and they’re wild about Styles’ acting debut.
Daily News critic Stephen Whitty called the film a big-time old-school epic, with Styles “an important part of this ensemble.”
Here’s what other critics said about the 23-year-old singer-songwriter-turned actor.
‘Dunkirk’ with Harry Styles, Tom Hardy a big-time epic: review
“An impressive debut performance, and definitely not the Rihanna-in-Battleship debacle you may have feared.” — Empire
“A confident screen debut.” — The Wrap
“A perfectly strong acting debut.” — The Guardian
Looks “every bit the 1940s matinee idol.” — Variety
Christopher Nolan says ‘Dunkirk’ is not going to Cannes
“Might just have another viable career option.” — AP
“One Direction singer Styles, who makes his acting debut here, offers a surprising amount of grit and pathos.” — USA Today
“An impressive acting debut.” — Business Insider
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