The Monuments Men Synopsis
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Chicago Sun-Times

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

By Claudia Puig
Genial and well-intentioned, but tepid.
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By Scott Foundas
Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar — a...
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Real Men Like Art

By mrwedge10
What a pleasant surprise...great historical plot, suspense, men of character, brave mission, and plenty of action...all this and no F bombs, violent action or sex. I'd take the grand kids to see...

Decent war movie told on the perspective of saving art

By nc2kid
I had the chance to watch this movie free on a military base on Feb 1. I was reluctant at first but decided to see it since it was free. Afterwards, I don't regret my decision. It was worth my...

I will never look at Art again without the compassion for these couragous men!!

By walmarty
Just went to see this movie tonight and I learned sooooo much that I never knew about all the art in Europe. I wish I'd of known of these courageous men before I visited all the art galleries,...

Surprise story that was very well done

By LateViewer
Seventy years later after the efforts of these men and without their efforts and this film how many people would ever have known. A question apparently asked by President Harry Truman was "...after...

What a waste...

By sosin
A waste of a possibly great story and wonderful actors. Flat, slow, and boring. Disconnected scenes, most going nowhere at all. Saw the documentary on PBS, and that was more interesting than this...

The Monuments Men

By tr9793578
Great movie about an under written page in American history. Strong performances by Clooney , Damon and Murray . Nice to see that the United States Army was the vanguard to protect and preserve...

The Monuments Men: "Monumental!"

By citykitty1
Excellant cast all playing well with each other and representing each of their own characters very well also. Great story line, the moments of discovery in each place setting was just as much true...

The Monuments Men

By hmskis10
My Husband and I went today to see this movie. Can't express how much we both liked it. Highly reccomened seeing. It made me realize that there was a little piece of heaven that came out of a...

The Monuments Men

By wgm
What a wonderful movie, the cast was superb, and it was based on true story, and the story was just made for Hollywood movie. I think this movie just kicked off the Oscar Race for next year. Very...

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By msmacchia
It's a niece way to learn history. I can't say I was entertained but I never new this and it was a good way to teach some history. Maybe this movie should be show in schools or even the History...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Images of War Violence and Historical Smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fact-based adventure with a few bloody battle scenes.
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