Allied

Allied

DVD - 2017
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The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] :, Paramount Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE ALL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (124 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches

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akirakato
Mar 19, 2018

Directed by Robert Zemeckis in 2016, this war-time thriller depicts the mission of a Canadian intelligence officer (Brad Pitt) and his complicated romance with a French Resistance collaborator (Marion Cotillard).
Pitt and Cotillard give excellent performances that feel naturalistic, not overacting in the tradition of melodrama in this situation.
The story looks old but smells new, and the drama appears thrilling, fascinating and enigmatic while keeping me wondering how it ends.
It is a well-crafted entertaining thriller.

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mr_chocolate
Mar 14, 2018

I too liked this film and also thought that the acting was well done by the actress (Marion Cotillard). Brad was good and thought that there was chemistry between the two, which made me care for the couple trying to have a normal life working among WW II intelligence.

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marieloudavril
Mar 12, 2018

I loved watching this movie. Good story of a troubled spy who truly fall in love and start a stable life until her past get her back in trouble. i like the acting of Brad Pitt in this movie. one of the best acting film for him.

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nawchem
Feb 17, 2018

Loved it! I rarely watch a film in one sitting but I was too into it to stop. Brad still has sexy going for him.

neyoscribbles Jan 17, 2018

Bias Alert: I have always loved Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Pitt is predictable and safe with his selections of spy/war movies and Cotillard is absolutely gorgeous and talented, so great performances anyways. The romance aspect and the magnificent cinematography all gave the feels that I was watching a classic. Having said that, I just hate how the female is always portrayed as one that is constantly caught between sentiment and logical reasoning. I can understand from Cotillard’s perspective and the very obvious ending makes sense, but I still hate how tragic the love story is made out to be. It was almost too perfect given the circumstances and you can feel doom looming around the corner. I suppose that is why the suspense felt so real, despite guessing what is real and unreal throughout the film.

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Thecatlady
Jan 08, 2018

A very good story, I did not however sense a real attachment between the 2 main characters so in that sense it fell a little short for me, the female lead was superbly acted and was very credible. Enjoyed it immensely.

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duane767
Dec 26, 2017

Ms. Cottilard is equal parts gorgeous and creepy - and that's a good thing as you're never really sure what or who's side she's on until the end of the movie.

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raymontez
Nov 06, 2017

A very good movie

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firefly5
Nov 04, 2017

Wonderful movie. Good acting, a story that keeps you wondering until the last moment. A war story, love story and a story of suspense. The first part was s bit slow but warmed up later. I plan to watch this again before I return the dvd.

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bobbles1
Nov 03, 2017

....wow, they don't get any worse than this....what a travesty....Brad's last name is so appropriate to describe this junk....don't bother....

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: It's a movie set in WWII partly during a bombing raid on London. Shootings. Grenade explosions. War-damaged people.

Sexual Content: A couple of sex scenes, brief nudity, and suggested sexual acts.

Violence: Plenty of killings by guns, mostly. Not gory, for the most part.

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jdonohue
Apr 15, 2018

jdonohue thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

King_of_the_Squirrels thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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jimg2000
Apr 14, 2017

Your wife will be wearing a purple dress. Look for the hummingbird.
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When the war is over, it won't matter where I am.
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They seemed to like you.
-And I like them. I keep the emotions real. That's why it works.
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Je t'aime, mon Québécois.
-I love you.
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There's a thing called the soul. I've looked into her soul.
-No. You've looked into her eyes.
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You're very thorough.
-That's why I'm still alive. Now we should talk. And laugh.
Mmm. We're married. Why would we laugh?
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You remember Guy? You got him out of Dieppe in '41.
-Okay. What did he say about me?
He said you were beautiful. And good.
-Being good at this kind of work is not very beautiful.
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Who are you thinking about?
-My mother.
Don't. Think about your father. He's proud of you.

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