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The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Epstein
Justus von Dohnányi ...
Viktor Stahl
Holger Handtke ...
Colonel Wegner
Michael Hofland ...
Priest (Claude)
Commander Elya (as Zahary Baharov)
Michael Brandner ...
Colonel Langton


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


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operación Monumento  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$78,031,620 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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Did You Know?


Both George Cloony and Matt Damon previously starred together in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). See more »


Prior to the scene where Generals Patton, Bradley and Eisenhower are seen in a "photo-op" involving recovered treasure, a row of parked jeeps is shown with stars on red bumper plates belonging to the generals. One jeep (presumably Eisenhower's) has five stars in a horizontal row, whereas the actual rank insignia and bumper plate would have the five stars arranged in a ring with an empty pentagon-shape in the center. Also, that jeep and the one beside it with four stars (presumably Patton's) both have bumper numbers that begin with "3A" indicating both vehicles are assigned to Patton's Third Army (as are most of the vehicles used by the Monuments Men themselves); as Supreme Commander of the European Theater of Operations, it's highly unlikely that Eisenhower would have had to borrow one of Patton's jeeps. See more »


James Granger: How many men?
Frank Stokes: For now, six.
James Granger: Jesus!
Frank Stokes: With you that's seven.
James Granger: That's much better.
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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 »


Night And Day
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Patrick Peronne (as Patrick Péronne)
Courtesy of Promo Sound Ltd
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6 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Monuments Men is being too critically shunned. It is not what you expect from watching the previews, but comes through with heartfelt stories that are designed to show you what these men endured. Each of The Monuments Men characters come from the arts world and are driven into action by the need to save precious art works spanning across Europe. Bill Murray is a genius per usual but lacks when it comes to on screen time. I feel as though many characters like John Goodman are overshadowed by the likes of Matt Damon and George Clooney. They make themselves very prominent in the script but often take time away from those who would truly make this film shine (Murray and Goodman). Even though it is not as good as expected it shines in many scenes. I still give it a 8/10

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