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The Monuments Men 2014

  • George Clooney
  • February 7, 2014
  • 118 mins
  • English
  • Action, Drama, History, War
It was the greatest art heist in history
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed?


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I like the idea of the movie because like it was said in other comments it is a story that needs to be told, it´s not really common knowledge what happened to all the art during WWII and why a lot of it is still there today.
But I also agree with other reviews that the great cast is somewhat wasted on what turned out a mediocre movie.

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While the movie seemed a bit slow, this was a story that needed to be told. I felt that this was an interesting way to relate the story of Hitler's nefarious plans to destroy the world's cultural pieces if he could not have them for himself. Thankfully, these men were able to save a vast amount of what was taken from families, private collections and other institutions. While not diminishing the sacrifice of so many service members, we should be mindful that the efforts and sacrifices of this small group of men is to be lauded as well.

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George is handsome, Cate is beautiful and the camera focus is good, so enjoy your popcorn, it'll be the highlight.

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