The Monuments Men Germany, USA 2014 – 118min.

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The Monuments Men

Cornelis Hähnel
Movie Rating: Cornelis Hähnel

An Allied special unit works to save masterpieces from the Nazis. Starring and directed by George Clooney.

WWII is almost at an end and the first Allied troops are landing on the beaches of Normandy. At Hitler's orders, no important works of arts may be left behind to fall into enemy hands - they must be destroyed. To prevent this, American art expert Frank Stokes (George Clooney) calls in the Monuments Men, a special unit made up of museum directors, curators and historians, to save significant works of art for posterity. But their mission not only puts them in danger, it brings them into conflict with members of their own ranks.

Based on true events, Monuments Men tells a little-known story of a nonetheless exciting chapter of WWII. Unfortunately, director, star, co-screenwriter and producer George Clooney, has bitten off more than he can chew. The film's main problem is that it never finds the right narrative tone in its two-hour duration, meandering indecisively between heroic saga, war drama and tragicomedy, only to drown in a wave of pathos.



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9 years ago

I was disappointed with this movie, somehow I lost interest half way through. It was just OK, I was interested in the historic value, but somehow despite the talent many of the actors had, they were wasted.

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