Watch: Allied 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – At the height of World War II, in turbulent 1942, the fearless Wing Commander, Max Vatan, lands on the desert dunes of Morocco to meet with the Parisian member of the French Resistance, Marianne Beauséjour. After an attempt to eliminate an elusive target during a suicide mission in the heart of Casablanca, Max and Marianne flee to England intent on starting a family soon; however, heavy clouds of distrust and suspicion will burden their already difficult relationship, when Max receives a shocking call from the Secret Service Division. In disbelief–with a terrible task in his hands, and crushed under a devastating dilemma–Max must summon up the courage to seek for answers in the perilous streets of a bombarded London, regardless of the outcome. Now, amid duty and love, who shall live and who shall die?.
Plot: In 1942, an 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.
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|7.1/10 Votes: 158,444|
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visually stunning, broken story
As another reviewer said, the story offered places for a plot twist, but the writer or director failed to take up the opportunity. Through most of the film Marianne Beauséjour is the more interesting character. and once they move to London, the story is hers. She was conflicted, but we don’t get to see much of this internal conflict — rather the story follows the male lead, Max Vatan, played by Bradd Pitt. He should have been but a supporting role to her story. Once again, another film that could have been great had they worked on the script like they worked on the set design. On the whole, worth watching for the sets and setting, and the conflict with the Germans.
A Wartime Tragedy
The pacing of “Allied” could be called into question – mostly because what you really have here are three stories in one, each with a very different feel, although the thread that holds the movie together runs through all three. The first is the story of the attack by the French Resistance on the German Ambassador in Casablanca, in Vichy-French held Morocco. The story opens with Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) – a Canadian officer working ifor British intelligence who’s sent in to take part in the attack. He meets up with Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) – a member of the Resistance who’s leading the attack. This part of the story was pretty fast paced and exciting. It leads in to the second story – a love story between Max and Marianne. They fall in love, and he takes her with him to London, where they marry and have a daughter and spend a couple of years living together in obvious domestic bliss. The story slows down here, befitting the new tone, and helps to flesh out the two characters. The domestic bliss is interrupted by the third part of the story, when the British come to believe that Marianne is actually a German spy, and if they can prove it Max is told that he’ll be ordered to kill her. So the movie becomes a sort of suspense-drama. Is she or isn’t she? And there’s reason to believe either. In a sense these are three very different stories, but I thought they were woven together pretty well and made a movie that was both enjoyable and interesting to watch. Pitt and Cotillard both gave good performances. Marianne was a social animal who liked people and parties, and Max was more of a quiet loner who kept his emotions very much in check, and both actors captured those personalities. The two worked very well together.
The movie does have some strange plotholes and inconsistencies. It was established in Morocco that Max’s accent was Quebecois rather than Parisienne (very different) – but Marianne seems able to fix that in just a few days so that no one ever seems to become suspicious that Max may not be who he seems to be? That was a bit strange. And I thought the introduction of Max’s sister as a lesbian with her lover in tow was awkward and unnecessary – a relationship unlikely to be lived so openly at that time in history, and therefore it came across as tokenism for today’s audience more than anything else. But all movies are going to have points you can quibble about. These were things I noticed, but they didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of the movie.
“Allied” builds up very nicely to its last few tragic scenes, and in the end the movie does become a tragedy more than anything else, with the end (with the reading of a letter that Marianne wrote to her daughter) being truly heartwrenching. I’d say that “Allied” is by no means perfect – but it is an altogether enjoyable movie with a compelling story (or stories) and believable performances from the leads. (9/10)
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Romance
Director Robert Zemeckis
Writer Steven Knight
Actors Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 10 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Red Weapon Dragon, Panavision Primo 70, Leica Summicron-C, Summilux-C and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory LightIRON Digital, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (6K) (8K) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema