Direction: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan
Music: Alan Silvestri
Cinematographer: Don Burgess
Editor: Mick Audsley, Jeremiah O’Driscoll
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
What is it about: It’s a war romantic-thriller, where an intelligence officer and a resistance fighter fall in love during a mission to kill a German official. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Robert does a fine job in crafting this romantic thriller. Any film with a war back drop doesn’t go well without a romantic set up. And this one was infused well with both the elements. The film travels at a steady pace, it may seem quite slow but that’s something which gives space for the director to establish the requisite factors. The details were taken well in to account keeping the timeline in mind. The best part of the film was the conflict between duty and love, which was balanced well making the film a plausible one.
And addition to that was the lead pair, Brad Pitt and Marion Cottilard. They both were quite in sync and the chemistry was sweet. Both gave commendable performances. But Marion does score high on emotional and romantic front.
The film had a great tone and cinematographer Don Burgess did a delectable job. Which was perfectly cut by Mick Audsley & Jeremiah O’Driscoll. Being a war film sound plays a vital role, and that was precisely mixed. And it had a gripping background score by Alan Silvestri.
Verdict: Robert Zemeckis once again proves that, he can sculpt a film which can take a form regardless of genre. And the attractive pairing of Brad & Marion makes it quite a treat with their commendable performances. Definitely worth a watch, catch it at a cinema near you.