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The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, 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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Cast

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Justus von Dohnányi ...
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Priest (Claude)
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Commander Elya (as Zahary Baharov)
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Colonel Langton
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Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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It was the greatest art heist in history

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Drama | History | War

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

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7 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operación Monumento  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,700,000, 9 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$78,031,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,231,620
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Clooney's character says "...he helped me with the World War I memorial in St. Louis." But the memorial is actually in Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

Goofs

The Madonna was mentioned several times as having been stolen from the cathedral in Bruges. In reality, the Madonna is on display in the Church of Our Lady, not the cathedral of St. Saviours. See more »

Quotes

Frank Stokes: I was told that before you were sent here, you ran one of those camps.
Colonel Wegner: Who told you that?
Frank Stokes: A little bird.
Colonel Wegner: You're not Jewish, lieutenant?
Frank Stokes: No.
Colonel Wegner: Then you should thank me.
Frank Stokes: You know, I don't smoke either. My first cigarette.
[lights cigarette]
Frank Stokes: But I want to remember this moment. I'm gonna go home soon. Got a nice apartment in New York on the Upper West Side. There's a deli down the street called Sid's. Every morning, I walk there and I get a cup of coffee and a bagel, and I read the newspaper. I think ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

You Always Hurt The One You Love
Written by Doris Fisher and Allan Roberts
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you watch the great trailer you've seen the best of the movie.
20 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

What a waste of money and time. Had George employed the editors making the trailer to write, direct and edit this film, it might have actually been enjoyable. This was unfortunately one of the most disjointedly scripted movies I have ever had the misfortune to watch. The story was randomly hopping this way, that way, presenting completely unrelated anecdotes from the different missions the Monuments Men were on. As another IMDb reviewer (Wilbrifar) pointed out: " It's like watching a sequel to a movie you didn't see; the characters are acting like "here we are, old buddies together again in Part 2" and the audience is left totally out in the cold because there was never a Part 1. " That is very much how the movie felt; the actors were proficient in delivering their lines as well as they could, given the nightmare of a script they had to follow - but there was no chemistry between any of them at any point, so when they were getting all joking and friendly with each other, it just looked and felt awkward; like being at a party where you're watching someone be overly friendly to someone else. I would never watch this again.


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