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2.8
632 Ratings

Allied

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
United States, 2016
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Set in 1942 following a French-Canadian spy who falls in love and marries a French agent during a dangerous mission in Casablanca. He is notified that his wife is likely a Nazi spy and begins his own investigation of her.

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Allied Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Costume Design

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Costume Design

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Screen Couple

Despite the profanity, graphic bullet wounds, and collateral damage from grenades and bombs, this is a knowingly grand, old-fashioned movie, and the tension between the slightly blank-slate quality of the main characters and their dialogue and the flagrant, melodramatic bigness of the direction is fascinating; it makes “Allied” something more than a self-aware throwback.
January 01, 2017
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The filmmakers work hard on the plotting and make the pieces fit tightly together (though I found a little give in elements of Marianne’s backstory as well as in some of her reasoned decisions), but turn the intrepid, death-defying heroes into cardboard cutouts who merely serve the intricate yet grandly stirring plot rather than energizing it.
November 29, 2016
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The film is schooled in the ways of Curtiz and Hitchcock, of Lean and Powell/Pressburger (the finale even pays homage, as so many movies from the Spielberg generation do, to John Ford’s The Searchers). And this pie-eyed adoration of cinema past beautifully complements a tale of two people (characters and performers both) who pretend for a living. The meta aspects of the production never outweigh the straightforward ones, but remain in a pleasingly provocative balance.
November 22, 2016
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