Review: Allied

24 Nov 16

Not quite Bogie and Bergman

Zemeckis has done an okay job with this. It's very nice to look at and the story is interesting although it does roll along at too even a pace with not quite enough dynamic. I could have done without the sappy soundtrack but overall it's watchable enough. The baby should get an oscar for enduring the handknit hell the costume dept. put her into to get authenticity, while Cotillard's outfits seriously belied the concept of wartime restraint. Brad Pitt employed his very best concerned facial expressions to the nth degree. The big winner for me though was the London blitz scenes which made me very thankful I hadn't lived through it!