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Allied Reviews

December 1, 2016
Cotillard is the sole bright spot, and even she risks being upstaged by her fantastic wardrobe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 1, 2016
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)
December 1, 2016
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.
November 28, 2016
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.
November 25, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 25, 2016
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.
Top Critic
November 23, 2016
They don't make 'em like they used to, except when they do.
November 23, 2016
Well THAT was different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 23, 2016
An old-fashioned film that slyly nods to contemporary sensibilities, "Allied" is an engaging showcase for Pitt and Cotillard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 23, 2016
Pitt and Cotillard aren't convincing as a couple, although she tries harder than he does. They're lost amidst the sandstorms and plane crashes that Zemeckis is so good at conjuring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 23, 2016
The characters are so marginally observed by both the actors and the script there is no tension in the themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 23, 2016
"Allied" has plenty working in its favor, but a Hollywood classic it's not. It just looks like one.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 22, 2016
A bitter disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 22, 2016
Too often it feels like a shallow copy of the movies it's imitating ... shot on exquisitely decorated locations that look more like soundstages than actual streets and homes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2016
Tries so hard to be a modern Casablanca - and then imagine what the tale would be like if Rick and Ilsa actually got together - that it shoots down a lot of its finer points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2016
Allied isn't a great film but it's made with sufficient care and skill that it deserves to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2016
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.
November 22, 2016
Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard's unbridled passion drives this satisfying period piece.
November 22, 2016
Zemeckis has fashioned a good old-fashioned World War II romantic espionage movie, but that wouldn't matter a damn if the leads weren't beautiful and didn't look great in period clothes. They are and they do.
November 22, 2016
The dangerous sense of intrigue, potential betrayal and moral ambiguity - the very thing that keeps the film going for so long, and us on the edge of our seats - disappears, replaced by a slough of mawkishness ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
November 22, 2016
If you love classic movies and their potential to sweep you up into a world outside of your own experience, this one will rock your world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 22, 2016
It all ends on an airfield in the rain with everyone shouting to be heard over the propellers, la Casablanca. Except that afterward, you won't recall a thing.
November 22, 2016
The muted palette, methodical plotting and concealed emotions make for a film that slowly simmers instead of reaching a roiling boil of drama.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2016
"Allied" was directed by Robert Zemeckis, whose best pictures all leaned heavily on special effects and technology. People, though, give him trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2016
Allied won't make anyone forget Casablanca, but it won't make them wish they'd stayed home and watched it instead either.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
November 22, 2016
Allied comes off like a highlight reel that mimics the look and feel of a whole school of great films, from Casablanca to Hitchcock's Suspicion and Notorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 22, 2016
A movie that is old-fashioned in every possible good way, but that in no way seems passe or cliched.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
November 22, 2016
If Allied doesn't land the gut-punch it winds up to deliver, there's nevertheless plenty to admire in a blockbuster craftsman and two beautiful stars paying tribute to the spirit of an older Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 22, 2016
Even when "Allied" loses its footing, there is something unmistakably touching about Zemeckis' commitment to evoking a world so quietly, heroically out of step with the times.
November 21, 2016
"Allied" is a decent movie, but frustrating - it should have been great, but never gets out of its own way long enough to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2016
Allied, big and sturdy, always fills the screen. But its gleaming surfaces are missing something underneath.
November 21, 2016
In a movie built around two characters, Pitt does not hold up his 50 percent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2016
If you enjoy slightly awkward romance during wartime, Allied is worth a fling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 21, 2016
"Allied" is slow-footed and tepid, its plot twists dopey and soapy. I was rooting for things to get interesting, but I would have settled for a few surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2016
Where 'Casablanca' glided seamlessly from swooning passion to stark reality, 'Allied' lumbers like an out-of-control tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2016
It's the sort of twisty, romantic, smart-but-not-too-smart espionage film that Hollywood has all but given up on in recent years as it shamelessly chases after millennial hearts and minds.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 21, 2016
A grandly entertaining stab at old-fashioned storytelling buoyed by smart and stylish filmmaking, a good performance by Brad Pitt and an even better one from Marion Cotillard.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2016
Pitt seems wholly miscast, and Cotillard turns in an awkwardly pitched performance.
November 21, 2016
It's a flagrantly movie-ish concoction. But like Steven Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies," it's been made with a so-old-it's-new classicism that is executed with enough flair to lure audiences in.
November 21, 2016
War is hell, but "Allied" isn't much better, as it wastes a good idea and a better cast.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 21, 2016
A grand wartime romance with nods to Hitchcock and "Casablanca." Thoroughly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 21, 2016
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.
November 21, 2016
It's the kind of film you can send your parents or grandparents to the next time they complain that they don't make 'em like they used to.