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Mark Krawczyk: Allied (5/10)
Robert Zemeckis cannot save this rather predictable script. It did not help that Brad Pitt is rather wooden and I just did not feel the chemistry between him and Marion Cotillard. The film also is rather bumpy in the beginning and then drags in the middle. As you get close to the climax of the film it starts to get more interesting but before you can get full into it, the movie is over. The big reveal is not really a big reveal as it if fairly telegraphed every step of the way. I did enjoy it being set during world war two and the costuming and set pieces were beautiful. The film just feels forced and Brad Pitt feels like he is cashing it in. Middle of the road film that you would be better off waiting for rental.
Matt Marshall: Allied (6/10)
I’ve been waiting for vintage Robert Zemeckis to return to the big screen. Unfortunately, Allied doesn’t give us that. A decent film, Allied attempts to emulate classics such as Casablanca while unable to form its own identity. Pitt and Cotillard are fine in this World War II romantic drama. But when the stakes are so high between our two leads, the end result is muted from lacking tension. Pitt is back to taking down Nazis and business isn’t quite a-booming.
Daniel Rester: Allied (7.7/10)
The latest from Robert Zemeckis is a solid, old-fashioned Hollywood war drama filled with romance and intrigue. Not much here is really new or unpredictable, but it’s a story well told and the cinematography is gorgeous. The exceptional costumes and a few really tense scenes are also big plusses. Just don’t expect “Casablanca.”
Bryan Sudfield: Allied (8/10)
I personally don’t understand the mixed reception for this film. I really, really dug it, even though it’s not as good as I thought it would be considering it’s from director Robert Zemeckis. I enjoyed the film, despite the pacing being iffy in some sequences. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard are both wonderful in this, as is their chemistry as a married couple in the middle of World War II. The third act was extremely thrilling, as the film is worth seeing for that alone. I still enjoyed it and I do recommend it, but at matinee.
Average We Live Film Gradebook Score for Allied: 6.7/10
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