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, Mature themes, violence, sex, coarse language, nudity and drug use124 minsUSA
ActionDramaThrillerRomanceWar
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

The classic ruse in the espionage thriller genre is to keep us in the dark about who is the double-agent. The film Allied (2016) is based on the premise that the romantic heroine might be a spy for the other side and asks what happens if she is caught. Beautiful filming on nostalgic locations and top-tier talent raises expectations for this film but they...

3.0
0

The first act of Allied contains basically everything I want from a glossy, old-fashioned Hollywood crowd-pleaser – photogenic and well-matched stars delivering nimble, witty dialogue, an intriguing story unfolding in a charismatic location, plush production values, evocative art direction, and Marion Cotillard in a slinky evening gown mowing down Nazis...

2.0
0

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...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

2.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
0

The classic ruse in the espionage thriller genre is to keep us in the dark about who is the double-agent. The film Allied (2016) is based on the premise that the romantic heroine might be a spy for the other side and asks what happens if she is caught. Beautiful filming on nostalgic locations and top-tier talent raises expectations for this film but they...

3.0
0

The first act of Allied contains basically everything I want from a glossy, old-fashioned Hollywood crowd-pleaser – photogenic and well-matched stars delivering nimble, witty dialogue, an intriguing story unfolding in a charismatic location, plush production values, evocative art direction, and Marion Cotillard in a slinky evening gown mowing down Nazis...

2.0
0

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...

3.0
0