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The Monuments Men (2014)

 -  Biography | Drama | War  -  7 February 2014 (USA)
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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

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Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by ... Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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art | russian | europe | art expert | soldier | See more »

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It was the greatest art heist in history

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Biography | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,003,433 (USA) (7 February 2014)

Gross:

$78,031,620 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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Originally slated for a December 2013 release, with an awards/holiday season aim. In a rare move, Director George Clooney asked the studio for more time for post-production due to the visual effects not being ready, knowing this would make it very unlikely to receive awards attention (uncommon for an early-year release). Reluctantly, the studio put it to the following February. See more »

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When the main characters are looking at a map of Belgium, the Netherlands and a part of Germany. The Dutch province 'Flevoland' is displayed as a part of the Netherlands. Flevoland however wasn't reclaimed until 1968, before that time it was a lake called the 'zuiderzee'. See more »

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James Granger: Stop, stop. Stop. I seem to have stepped on a land mine... of some sort.
Frank Stokes: Why d'you do something like that?
James Granger: It was a slow day.
Frank Stokes: Well, I wouldn't move.
James Granger: I'd like to at some point.
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At the beginning of the end credits there are black and white photos of the real Monuments Men with some of the art they saved. See more »

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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Performed by Nora Sagal
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Telling an historical story comedically and missing a level of entertainment
8 February 2014 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Monuments Men" is a group of men (in real life around 350, and in this film 7) who are tasked with saving the historically and culturally significant monuments, fine arts and archives during World War II. They have to find and return that which the French hid and the Germans were finding and stealing and then hiding. And the film decided to tell this story comedically.

The film took a really long time to get going as they wanted it to be about the men that took on this task. But they changed their names and I also couldn't tell you a single characteristic of any of them. The men were paired off so they each had their own region to investigate, but none of that was interesting. The worst part was giving James Granger (Matt Damon) and Claire Simon (Cate Blanchett, representing the real- life heroine Rose Valland) a love story. They did have a reason for such nonsense, or how about just sticking with how it actually happened.

George Clooney has said the film is about 80% accurate, and that seems fair enough. But the problem isn't the historical inaccuracy; the problem is that the cheap humour diminishes the very people and story they're trying to empower. The humour was just a handful of lines wanting to kill Hitler and standing on a landmine. It just didn't make the film entertaining. The story could have done that but it didn't become interesting until they started discovering where the Germans hid the art. Coincidentally, the same point when the film started following the real story.

"The Monuments Men" very clearly wanted to help remember an important part of history and spark a debate about the cost of war on soldiers, civilians, and history and society. The debate is raging on, but the film missed the level of entertainment by not trusting its audience to be interested in exactly what happened.


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