What happened to my kiss?
Classic Elsternwick - Saturday 17 December 2016, 7:00pm
Running time: 124m
Country: United States
Classification: M (Mature themes, violence, sex, coarse language, nudity and drug use)
Release date: 26/12/16
Rating: 6/10 (ME 3/5, DP 3/5)
When secret agents Max (Brad Pitt) and Marianne (Marion Cotillard) team up against the Germans during World War II, the undeniable chemistry between the unlikely pair soon develops into romance. But when Marianne is suspected of being a double agent, it's Max who is tasked with finding out the truth.
Allied is a romantic historic action drama (yep, sounds messy) set in Northern Africa and the UK in the 1940s. It's an interesting story and there's a twist or two along the way for the audience, and it's the story that provides momentum here despite the lacklustre script. The performances are good though it doesn't look like anyone's trying too hard, and despite actors with great pedigrees it probably won't go down as their finest performances. It gets a little silly towards the end, and there's an unnecessary yet lengthy scene of Max running around France with a gun. There's a lot going on and it should provide something for everyone, though it's just not quite enough.
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