Allied (2016)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Cotillard is the sole bright spot, and even she risks being upstaged by her fantastic wardrobe.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Zemeckis ... seems uncertain whether to treat the tale as a wrenching saga of split loyalties or as a glamorous jaunt. Having gathered all the ingredients for derring-do, he forgets to turn up the heat, and the derring never does.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

Allied offers a bit of everything.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Zemeckis is a master of the big, broad Oscar-bait drama, and he makes the most of a well-constructed screenplay by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises)

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What a handsome empty shell of a movie Allied is. Despite the star power of Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, their scenes together fail to ignite even a glimmer of a spark.

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Harvey S. Karten

Though a war story on one level, this is especially a look at a pretend couple in Casablanca.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

Zemeckis's formidably staunch and precise technique, itself a nostalgic vestige of classic Hollywood movies, seals up the movie's joints and keeps the air of life out; it's a suffocated, lifeless adventure.

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Stephanie Zacharek
TIME Magazine

Its story and dialogue are so straightforward and comforting that even when you think you can hear the next beat coming-and you will-the finale still comes as a cathartic surprise.

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Meena Iyer
The Times of India

This is certainly not a classic like the yesteryear Casablanca, yet if story-telling and subtle performances do it for you, give it a shot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Dare to retool Casablanca? Are you out of yer tiny little mind?! But apparently Zemeckis has balls of brass. Unfortunately the leading man fails to arrive,… More
Film Crazy
The first half displays the action and build up expected the travel through to the end. however it dazzles out leaving you with an unsatisfying and… More
Christian C
If all their spies were this deadly boring, the Germans might have won WWII.
Nate Zoebl
Forgive me the indulgence but please hear me out on this peculiar observation. In 2005, Brad Pitt stars in a movie where his onscreen wife may be a spy and he… More
Carlos Magalhães
A silly movie that believes to be romantic, sexy and tense when in fact it is only bland and banal, unable to engage us the way it wants and never audacious to… More
Dann Michalski
Allied is an intense World War II spy thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. While on a mission in Casablanca a Canadian pilot named Max Vatan falls… More