Allied serves as a stark reminder that in the world of espionage, who to trust can be the ultimate question. This movie stars Brad Pitt and the brilliant French actress, Marion Cotillard. They don't disappoint. Their chemistry on screen lifts this picture an extra notch.
I've heard this movie described by others as an old-fashion WW2 spy-thriller. That description would be accurate but not the whole truth. It is also a love story and a tale of what it means when two two people seek to carve out a niche for themselves in a mad world.
The first act of this movie is a bit slow as Brad Pitt teams up with a French underground fighter - Cotillard - to kill the German Ambassador to Morocco during the war. In the process, the two fall in love.
After the setup of the story though, the movie really takes off. The pair do a wartime wedding. But matrimonial bliss is put to the ultimate test when a baby later, Pitt is pulled aside and told his wife is a German spy and that in 72 hours, he may have to kill her. What happens next ... well, I will let you rent the movie and see for yourself.
There were a couple scenes that I intend to ask about. They seemed to be the 21st century imposing itself on 20th century norms. Pitt's character has a sister and she is openly gay. I know it is England and there was some open knowledge but at the same time this is the country that prosecuted homosexuals and threw them in jail so having the sister instigating make out sessions in the pub didn't ring true to me. Another scene that rang false was soldiers doing lines of coke. Drug use did happen but that scene resembled something more like Miami Vice than WW2 spy thriller.
Outside of that, the movie was visually beautiful. The script teased the audience enough to keep them on their toes and the acting was really on its mark. If you like these kind of pictures, I say rent this for I give it a 4 out of 5 on the rating meter.