300-word print review of Allied (Paramount Pictures) for the 25th November edition of The Oxford Paper from Taylor News.
Excerpt: “Writer Steven Knight (Locke, Dirty Pretty Things) has tried to create a heart-wrenching tale of devotion and mistrust, but a crucial ingredient is missing: chemistry between the two leads. Early scenes depicting the couple’s blossoming relationship ring completely hollow, with poor, cliche-laden dialogue falling flat. Zemeckis seems to realise this, swapping sweet nothings for rapid progress through the relationship as if to say, “they’re in love, ok? Just go with it”.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer(s): Steven Knight
Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan