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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.