Sunday, January 22, 2017

Movie Review: Allied

Title: Allied
Rating: 7/10 Stars
IMDB Summary: In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war
Review: Europe is at war. Intelligence commander Max Vatan teams up with a French resistance group to assassinate a German series. The days beforehand are dangerous, with Max posing as French resistance leader Marianne's husband. She gains them entry to the party held by Germans. However, the act falls apart soon afterward when Max falls in love with Marianne and asks her to come with him to London and be his wife.

Allied is set in the central times of World War Two, where British agencies attempt to oust Adolf Hitler from his rule of Nazi Germany. In London, Max has settled down and has a newborn child, Anna. I liked this movie because the symbolism showed that even white war is being waged, love can triumph and enemies can temporarily forget their differences in favour of a shared vision.

There is quite a bit of violence in this movie including bombings, gun assaults and more. In the later half of the story Max's investigation takes on a mystery side as they uncover a German spy working in their midst. Max's character is conflicted as his loyalty overrides doubt and logic.

French is the main language spoken in the first part of the movie, but English subtitles are kindly provided. The Nazis don't actually feature many times, just British officials. Allied has action/adventure, romance and mystery combine in an epic story. This is not just any spy movie, it's more.
IMDB Page
Favourite Acts:
Marion Cotillard — Marianne Beauséjour
Quotes:
Max Vatan: There's a thing called the soul. I've looked into her soul.

S.O.E. Official: No. You've looked into her eyes.

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