• The Monuments Men (2014)

The Monuments Men

Release Date: February 7th, 2014

DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

During World War II, the Nazis steal countless pieces of art and hide them away. Some over-the-hill art scholars, historians, architects and other experts form a unit to retrieve as many of the stolen masterpieces as possible. The mission becomes even more urgent when the team learns about Hitler's "Nero Decree," which orders destruction of the artworks if the Third Reich falls. Caught in a race against time, the men risk their lives to protect some of mankind's greatest achievements.

Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Dimitri Leonidas

Director: George Clooney

Genres: Historical drama , War

Production Co: Smoke House

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Brooding, 1940s, School, Rescue, Pursuit, Soldier, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 59
    William GossFilm.com

    Monuments certainly isn’t unbearable to watch, but for all its quality pedigree and good intentions, the result is a frustratingly flat film that drifts from moment to moment with a curious lack of urgency and an overbearing sense of self-importance. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Something less than monumental, The Monuments Men wears its noble purpose on its sleeve when either greater grit or more irreverence could have put the same tale across to modern audiences with more punch and no loss of import. show more

  • 40
    Bob MondelloNPR

    There's lots of information, some nice images, plenty of earnest sermonizing about culture and almost no suspense, or tension, or character development, or structure. Or, well, art. show more

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