For some reason, Allied hasn’t done well with reviewers.
That surprises me, because I thought it was great.
Reminiscent of the sort of a Hitchcock directed James Stewart movie, I found it to be dramatic, engrossing and pretty straight forward.
Maybe that’s the problem some have with it? Maybe it’s that it’s a return to a simpler form of storytelling that doesn’t jump around in a non-linear fashion with flashbacks and flashforwards galore?
Or maybe it’s the acting? I can’t say that Brad Pitt or Marion Cotillard blew me away with their performances, but I certainly didn’t think they were worth being negative about.
All I know is that as a story, this was one of the best movies I’ve seen all year and I’d recommend it highly.
I guess it’s just a matter of which critic you listen to?