88

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
This is their story. It is true. It is history. As a film, it is riveting, suspenseful, harrowing and exciting, and somehow, it also manages to be something rare among war pictures—a big-scale entertainment.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Except possibly for a superlative supporting performance by Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey,’’ Clooney’s low-key directorial effort is not quite an Oscar-caliber movie, though it’s got a great cast, a worthy theme and plenty of things to reward adult moviegoers.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film depicts a treasure hunt, only in the sense that the movie has to have a running story. But it doesn't really trade on suspense or adventure, and in the few places Clooney pushes it that way, it doesn't feel right.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Who knew? The work of the Monuments Men is fresh territory for film, and Clooney builds the story with intriguing detail and scope.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
This is a solid albeit slow-building film with few dull moments.
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70

New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
It’s a graceful, engaging film — I enjoyed it. But it could have been called "The Tasteful Dozen."
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
The Monuments Men fails in its grand ambitions, but it's still satisfying in bits and pieces, like a busted statue. Even a tribute made of shining fragments counts for something.
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67

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Turns out it was even trickier than originally imagined and that for all of its best efforts, The Monuments Men remains an unwieldy, overtly sentimental (but still emotionally distant) epic.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Genial and well-intentioned, but tepid.
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30

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar — a museum-piece movie about museum people.
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52 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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