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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Love and betrayal are the themes of this sweeping love story in which star power and intrigue keep us on tenterhooks throughout.
Zemeckis ... seems uncertain whether to treat the tale as a wrenching saga of split loyalties or as a glamorous jaunt. Having gathered all the ingredients for derring-do, he forgets to turn up the heat, and the derring never does.
A movie that plummets from its final, like that plane wrapped in flames that collapses towards the family home, towards a disappointing solution and a leftover epilogue.