Allied

Allied

Allied

Director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump) teams up with screenwriter Steven Knight (Locke) for this war drama starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) and French Resistance fighter Marianne (Cotillard) first encounter each other behind enemy lines in 1942 North Africa. Reunited in London, their relationship begins to succumb to the pressures of war.

2016Rating: M, Violence, offensive language, sex scenes & content that may disturb124 minsUSA
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Flicks, Alex Casey

Flicks, Alex Casey

Directed by Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight), Allied is a cinematic Turducken of sorts. Take a weepy romance, insert into spy intrigue, wrap that in epic WW2 drama, and then chuck into stunning 1940s couture. The story begins in Casablanca, where Canadian spy Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) falls in love with French resistance member Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard), on an undercover mission to assassinate the German ambassador.

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Variety

Variety

Allied is tense and absorbing, yet the film’s climactic act somehow falls short.

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Time Out

Time Out

Allied attempts to balance joy with heartbreak, and never fully manages either. But fans of old-school entertainment are unlikely to leave disappointed.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Allied, swathed in larger-than-life, luxurious imposture, is the real heart-racing deal.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Its moral complexities and political ambiguities are intriguing rather than troubling, its ethical and emotional agonies a diversion from rather than a reflection of our own. Which is just fine with me.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Director Robert Zemeckis is usually known for his zestiness and zippiness; but this is arduous.

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Stuff

Stuff

Perhaps made 50 years ago, Allied would have shone, but today it merely dimly glows.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Allied's strong sense of déjà vu sure makes it look nice. But it sure doesn't help make it a great film.

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Newshub

Newshub

Authentically romantic and harks back to cinema of old, both obviously in look but also in the pace of the storytelling.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Plodding and pedestrian even in the technical magic that is a Zemeckis trademark, this is a case of a director out of his element with a script that fails to generate much heat.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Zemeckis’ old-school romance has its moments and Cotillard gives it her all, but it lacks the zip and chemistry to truly spark.

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