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Allied

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7.12 h 4 min2016X-Ray15
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.
Directors
Robert Zemeckis
Starring
Brad PittMarion CotillardJared Harris
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Simon McBurneyLizzy Caplan
Producers
Graham KingRobert ZemeckisSteve StarkeyPatrick McCormickSteve KnightDenis O'SullivanJack RapkeJacqueline Levine
Studio
Paramount Pictures
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagenuditysexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.4 out of 5 stars

1303 global ratings

  1. 64% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 2% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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MookyzookReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 May 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
This is a good fictional war story
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Why are so many people so obsessed with the reality in this film. Have they not seen photos of the blitz, not heard the stories of people who were there?
The point I'm making is that although this was a fictional story and told well, that all the critical reviews seem to be focused on the reality and pick on little details. This is basically a love story with thriller overtones. If you can't see the slow build up in the excitement of the him trying desperately trying to save the wife he loves so much you must be only interested in Hollywood pizzazz. Yes this is a slow story but an engaging one. It's nice to see Brad only playing a little of the usual gung ho characters he is known for.
I was born in the fifties and recognise a lot of the set items in the film that were still about when I was a child so that is pretty accurate, along with the stories from my parents of the air raids and damage done by them.
Don't get put off by the negative reviews this is a different and interesting film, it's a lot more thought provoking than the usual action thriller, although it has some good action sequences.
6 people found this helpful
C. C.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 August 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Sets Costumes & Props surpass the unrealistic plot.
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The attention to the sets & props and the costumes is excellent. The plot progresses in an implausible way - simple logistics of the war time security & military system wouldn't allow for this plot. A wife is suspected of being a spy - married to an RAF SOE - and he is told of the investigation before completion. Wouldn't happen as he would BE suspect too. Certainly wouldn't be sent on a drop to the Resistance while the investigation was ongoing. And The "gone rogue" solo trip to the local jail near the drop zone - would threaten a whole Resistance network - wouldn't happen either.
The Hollywoodisation imposes the social conduct of the C 21st e.g. a couple would never perform a sustained french kiss at a diplomatic formal event for an Ambassador (that wouldn't even happen today!)
Expression such as openly kissing was still frowned upon in the late 50s & in fact most places even up to the 70s.
So a more informed & realistic script and this would have been a great film.
It's a war time fantasy & absurd.
People with no knowledge of military procedures and/or realities of WWII or of the social mores of the times, the conduct & behaviour of the times, and who think C21st acceptance and attitudes existed in the 30s & 40s will enjoy it. It's an engaging story - technically filmed beautifully but nonsensical.
5 people found this helpful
SeafirelivReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 May 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Ok film...
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But the lesbian stuff was completely out of place with the officer's just accepting it like it's normal for 1940's England. It's the first thing that really stood out as out-of-period. Doesn't matter that she was the protagonist's sister. In historical reality she would have got at minimum a very stern warning and even charges for "Conduct unbecoming for an officer of the British army!"

Even in the 21st century today some of us would've been uncomfortable with such a display in public. Ruined the movie for how out of context it was, but I suspect ideology was being forced here to 'train' the viewer, right?

Lots of WW2 historical inaccuracies and a stupid ending. It could've been a good film, it wasn't.
4 people found this helpful
GinneyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 January 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A war story about two people falling in love and the consequences.
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A different kind of war story. This is a canadian officer that falls in love with a woman working in Casablanca as a undercover agent. They kill a german officer and escape to London. They marry each other and have a child together. After that their lives start to fall apart. Without spoiling the storyline by saying what happens, it is a good film that is different to the usual war films. Kept me glued to the screen all way through.
20 people found this helpful
LDEReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 May 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A Decent Yarn with Solid Acting
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This is one of those hip renditions of WWI II with dazzling actors, solid sets, retro clothing and....a not very snappy script which makes the show entertaining but not memorable (trust me, I ordered it after actually having seen it but that was ok since it was fun...but I didn't remember a thing from the first time (well, a bit). What we have here is a spy vs spy (is he or isn't he, or is she or isn't she?) conundrum with a family drama thrown in based mainly in a very tidy London which doesn't look very bombed out but as noted rather snazzy (hence not very realistic). Brad Pitt does his usual charming tough guy routine and plays the emotions to a T as does Marion Cotillard the dazzling French actress who killed the Piaf role Academy Award wise in La Vie en Rose, the latter being a real must see. There's good chemistry between them but there's not a lot in the plot except a completely unrealistic twist which demands too much of suspension of disbelief. So what could have been a real heart strings tugger if the plot had played it a little less unbelievable, leaves one with a bit of 'Whaaa ?' feeling. In short a yeoman's work and not one for the film making history books. But still a good yarn as yarns go. And if you love any take on WWII, even though there are man many more superior films out there on that subject (just as an example Run Silent Run Deep if you are into submarines..).
2 people found this helpful
AlexguinessReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 October 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Easy to watch, polished but lacks any real tension or drama.
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This was a very easy way to spend 2 hours on a wet afternoon or Sunday evening.
Very slick and stylish - the 'look and feel' of the movie was excellent with stunning set pieces, costumes and locations. It was almost too polished when you consider that a world war was actually taking place, there was a distinct lack of grit and grime, especially in the London sets IMO.
The plot was a very good one full of romance, deception, espionage and glamour but it just was kind of rushed through with loads of plot holes in the timelines etc. I also felt no connection between the two leads at all, I have always found Marion Cotillard very cold and distanced in movies and with Pitt there was no real spark between them, just two very good actors going through the motions.
So in conclusion this film is more style over content, pretty lightweight but will satisfy most who just need a few hours escapism with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard wrapped up in a period piece looking fantastic.
One person found this helpful
Kevin S.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 October 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Allied - Blu-ray
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Sometimes I get a bit stuck rating a film when I’d be inclined to go 3/5 because you can’t do that. So, I’ve opted for using 4 but in truth I’d rate ‘Allied’ a 3/5.

It’s a relatively slow burn tale, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as two agents brought together in 1942 to execute a mission in Casablanca whilst pretending to be man and wife. After the mission, they marry, have a child and locate to London. All seems well, until he is told his wife is a double agent and he must kill her if she fails to pass a trap set for her.

I tend to enjoy the films of Robert Zemeckis more often than not, and although ‘Allied’ for me falls into the category of being something I’d watch again (but not necessarily all that often) it is enjoyable if you’re into WW2 drama. Pitt and Cotillard work well together and the visual effects are good (they tend to be with Zemeckis). It’s maybe a little less substantial than it aspires to be, but I got drawn in enough by the end to care about the main characters.

Extras are OK. 67 minutes worth of small featurettes (which you can play as a single extra or individually) covering various aspect such as story conception (the basic story being based on a true story told to writer Steven Knight as a young man), production, visual effects (quite interesting given how much CGI is employed for creating wartime London and other environments). There’s some interesting nuggets of info amongst them.

OK film, OK extras.
4 people found this helpful
Kenneth Roger BullinghamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 March 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
How tough was the second world war?
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Of course the expected "star"performance from Brad Pitt and equalled by the forever"Angelic"Marrion" Cottilard. A second world war film that makes you fully understand that in a time of war the most unimportant thing in the world is money. If the most important descision you have to make is to choose between your country or the special Angel whatever choice you make you are damned. Hey, it's only a film so if you enjoyed " Head in the Clouds" you will enjoy this one.
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