Wednesday, January 18, 2017



From IMDB:
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Allied (2016) on IMDb

Reviews 112 user | 224 critic

Popularity 72 ( 9)

From Rotten Tomatoes:
The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. 

Rating: R (for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use) 
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis
Written By: Steven Knight
In Theaters: Nov 23, 2016 Wide 
Box Office: $39,954,249.00 
Runtime: 124 minutes 

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 191
Fresh: 116
Rotten: 75
Critics Consensus: Allied has its moments, but doesn't quite achieve epic wartime romance status -- a disappointment made more profound by the dazzling talent assembled on either side of the camera.
AUDIENCE SCORE 68% liked it
Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 20,309

Two beautiful spies meet. ©Paramount Pictures

A movie about spies who fall in love and then...

Okay, so I actually saw this about two weeks ago. Yes, Allied which opened in the U.S. on November 23 of 2016 only opened in Malaysia almost two months later. 

Anyway, here's a list of things I like and not so like from what I can remember.

  • The story, Not too bad and an interesting angle to the popular subject that is WWII. 
  • The cast. Brilliant work by the cast, enjoyed Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard's performance although at times I found Marion Cotillard's accent a little distracting. 
  • Loved the attention to detail in the art direction. Very nice. 

The not so likes.
  • I don't think there's anything I didn't really like but by the end of the movie, although everything seems to be tied up nicely, you're left with a feeling that you didn't watch anything of real substance or impact. It was a good story but not a memorable one. Which is surprising when you consider the talent that's not only in front of the camera but behind it too. Robert Zemeckis has always had a knack for telling a good story no matter how simple or complex it may be and telling it in such a way that it's easy to follow and with Allied the story is told well and everything is paced well but there's little impact.

And some guns are used. ©Paramount Pictures

Allied if you were to go by its trailer you would be expecting action, intrigue and in the midst of it all a love story between two individuals who can be considered equals at what they do. And although there is all of that you still walk away from it thinking that something seems to be missing. Anyway, that's what I thought of it so I'm giving Allied a decent 3 out of 5.

Check out the trailer below.



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