The Monuments Men – Movie Review

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Lots of mixed reactions are traversing the world wide web about The Monuments Men, hit the jump to see my take on the film…

Official Synopsis: An unlikely World War II platoon are tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Review Summary: Sometimes a film has nothing but good intentions, and is filled to the brim with talent, all giving their best on screen, yet still is a bland, dull experience. The Monuments Men is one such film. I respect the inspiring story being told, but the film’s screenplay doesn’t have the necessary weight in its pages, or the depth in its characters, which come off one-dimensional. It was a good effort, but next time, Clooney should give more attention to creating intriguing characters.

Grade: C+

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett
Directed by: George Clooney
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking
Run Time: 118 min

 

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