The Monuments Men

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date: February 7, 2014
DVD: May 20, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.41
based on 94 votes and 30 reviews
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Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett

Inspiration: Monuments Men


Set in the 11-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this riveting account tells the story of the Monuments Men, a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians and others who risked their lives throughout Europe to help recover works of art before they are stolen and destroyed by Hitler and the Nazis.

This group, consisting of both men and women, came from 13 nations across the world and were not paid for their service. Seen as unlikely heroes, these people left the comfort of their homes and the love of their families to help save these art pieces for future generations to see, risking and possibly losing their lives.

Based on the book "The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History," by Robert M. Edsel.

Director: George Clooney
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Screenplay: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
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  • 2 stars "Not nearly as good as hoped. Great cast, and a great story, but something was missing that made the movie misfire."
  • 2 stars "Cool story, unfortunately, it did not translate into an interesting film. A bit slow. The movie never gained any momentum."