Theatrical Release: November 23, 2016


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.

Dove Review

“Casablanca” meets “Mr and Mrs Smith.” is the best way to describe the story in “Allied.” It is a suspenseful and complex story of two spies/assassins who join in the fight against the Nazi occupation of Morocco during WWII.

Max (Brad Pitt), a Canadian Secret Service officer, is assigned to assassinate a French diplomat at a festive party in Casablanca, attended by many high-ranking German officers. His inside contact is a French resistance fighter, Marianne (Marion Cotillard), who must pose as his wife. Not too surprisingly, the couple falls in love and begins acting out the intimate roles of husband and wife. They finally marry. Marianne gives birth to their daughter in the courtyard outside a hospital in the middle of a German air raid.

The story starts off slowly at first and eventually builds with war-related shoot-’em-up scenes, chases with hand-grenades, and a few partially nude hot sex scenes thrown in for good measure. To avoid plot spoilers, suffice it to say there are many twists and turns in this complex psychological tale of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal.

Unfortunately, due to the obscene language, graphic violence, drug use and nudity, we cannot award “Allied” our Family-Approved Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Several unmarried couples engage in sex.
Language: F-11; D-3; "for Chr*st's sake"-1.
Violence: Many killings by strangling, shooting with pistols, rifles and automatic weapons and hand-grenades; fire-fights in airplanes, one airplane crashes near a populated neighborhood; suicide by handgun.
Drugs: Pain medicine; drinking to drunkenness; cocaine use at a party.
Nudity: Side view of naked female breast; fully naked female, naked male and female backsides.
Other: Lying, cheating and betrayal are offset by bravery, commitment and national pride in time of war.


Company: Paramount
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 121 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Dick Rolfe