Friday, December 2, 2016

Allied (2016)

The Oscar season has come again, and with it, some of the more mature movies with great direction and acting! Allied is still a Hollywood movie, but written and directed by masters!

The star of Allied is Robert Zemeckis - the director who is best known for Back to the Future franchise, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Forrest Gump. Allied is not on par with Roger Rabbit or Forrest Gump as auteur movies of this generation, but still, it is a convincing yet unpredictable story that keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Allied belongs to the genres of action, thriller, and romance, but manages to juggle between them seamlessly! The ticking clock makes you anxious, the fight scenes make you excited, and the personal scenes make you care about the characters! All of that takes place during the 124 minute run-time of the film, and I do not remember looking at my watch more than twice!

Brad Pitt deserves a shoutout for his understated performance!There was nuance in the poker face that he showed during those stressful times. I'm not sure if it was an Oscar-winning performance, but he sure deserves a nomination! Marion Cotillard (who has already won the Oscar once) delivered an intriguing performance. She does such a magnificent job that makes it hard to believe that her real-life personality is different from her character in the movie!

Allied is one of the best movies in theatres at the moment, and deserves to be enjoyed by many. I'd give it a 9/10!

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