Besides Casablanca, Most of the film was shot in Hampstead

This month Brad Pitts latest film came out, called Allied. This film centres around Wing Commander Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who meets Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) in Casablanca, 1942. Together they assassinate the German Ambassador to Morocco. Vatan convinces Beauséjour to move to London with him and they get married. Two years later Vatan is informed by his superiors that they suspect that Beauséjour is a German spy.

Whilst the film was extremely entertaining, I felt that it just lacked zing, a it like an Academy Award bate film. However it wasn’t your usual World War II film where there are many explosions behind enemy lines and the Allied Forces win. No, this film shows a different perspective of the War, still from an soldier, but less action-packed but more interesting. There still is some explosions and gun fights behind enemy lines, with Pitt showing his true colours. With the combination of Pitt and Cotillard and the visionary director Robert Zemeckis proves with this wartime romance/drama that this film is Oscar worthy and more importantly, a good film.


With these sort of films it is impossible to sum it up, unlike Marvel Cinematic Universe films which are always so predictable (excluding Guardians Of The Galaxy). These sorts of films are a bit like making a cup of tea, sometimes you put too much milk or sugar in and does not taste nice, but sometimes, if you can get the combination of the sweet sugar and the fresh milk with the tea, the combination is unbeatable. Think of this film as an excellent cup of tea, the actors and actresses (the tea) work well together with the director (the sugar), who doesn’t dictate to much, and the studio (the milk) wraps the film up into one piece.

Allied is quite a rare film. You won’t see a film like this for quite some time, Brad Pitt not speaking a word of English for the opening fifteen minutes! Also the ending to the film is definitely not what you would be expecting leading up to it. I suggest that you should see this film, it’s that time of year when you can go and see as many films as you want and get away with it, so go.

Worth Seeing? – Yes

Rating – 4.0/5.0


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  1. One of the best WW2 films released this century

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