Overly glossy and dramatically inert, with a phoned-in, cringe-inducing score and a pointless epilogue, and Pitt more wooden than a forest in Normandy. And yet... Zemeckis carries us along on this Hitchcock theme park ride thanks to several expertly constructed set pieces and some handsome production design.
Watched with my wife & we both enjoyed it. The actors are great, the shooting is excellent, the set-up, costumes, everything is top-notch. Unbelievable attention to every detail has been made here. Although more than half of the movie is about romance & only the minor part is about spies at work; there is always thrill & suspense. Whats's gonna happen, this is what you think; and it's always turning out differently..
Much off-screen speculation surrounded this film, which turned out to be complete hokum. One reason could be how electric the chemistry is between Cotillard and Pitt (remember the Friends analogy as a litmus test - if there's chemistry on screen, they're behaving off). Zemeckis is prone to schmaltz, but some sequences elevate this film beyond the formulaic. A thrilling war-time espionage piece.
Actually, I can't really decide whether ALLIED is good movie or an ordinary one. Director Robert Zemeckis succeed to give a solid presentation of World War II spionage movie. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard also gave a solid performance. I loved their performance in ALLIED. I think the real problem is in its script. I think it lacks of punch. I feel it's just ordinary. Although I must admit I like its twist and turns.
How do I find myself still deeply thinking about how beautiful that erotic scene was and then all of a sudden find my face melting in my own tears? I don't want to cry to movies anymore, this is all my life has become lately. This academy award year is just too emotional, I cant. I quit. I'll cry during commercials if this keeps on happening. I'm out of control. Help.
Lately, I've begun to make a difference I didn't make before between "entertaining" and "good". I used to think that "entertaining" was bad, the Devil of cinematography and culture. But now I think it's just as an important part as the "good". This film was more on the "entertaining" side for me. But I really enjoyed it.