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The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History | 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.

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Frank Stokes
Matt Damon ... James Granger
Bill Murray ... Richard Campbell
Cate Blanchett ... Claire Simone
John Goodman ... Walter Garfield
Jean Dujardin ... Jean Claude Clermont
Hugh Bonneville ... Donald Jeffries
Bob Balaban ... Preston Savitz
Dimitri Leonidas ... Sam Epstein
Justus von Dohnányi Justus von Dohnányi ... Viktor Stahl
Holger Handtke Holger Handtke ... Colonel Wegner
Michael Hofland Michael Hofland ... Priest (Claude)
Zachary Baharov ... Commander Elya (as Zahary Baharov)
Michael Brandner ... Dentist
Sam Hazeldine ... 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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Taglines:

It was the greatest art heist in history

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English | German | Russian | French | Flemish | Dutch

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operación Monumento See more »

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Monuments Men," were a group of approximately 345 men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered for service in the newly created MFAA section during World War II. Many had expertise as museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators. Their job description was simple: to protect cultural treasures so far as war allowed. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt. Garfield and Lt. Clermont are shot at by a Nazi Youth, Sgt. Garfield lays down covering fire from his M1 Carbine, but fires over 20 rounds without reloading from a 15 round magazine. See more »

Quotes

Preston Savitz: Do we get to kill anybody?
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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 »


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Night And Day
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Patrick Peronne (as Patrick Péronne)
Courtesy of Promo Sound Ltd
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Treasures ahoy
7 February 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

The Monuments Men wants to be a jaunty all star caper in the style of Ocean's 11 but with the serious undertones of this being based on true events.

There was a group of Monuments Men who had the task of finding historical and cultural treasures and snatch it away from the Nazis.

George Clooney as star, co-writer and director wants to inject a comedic tone as some of his all star cast bicker as they go about their search and adventure. The film is too scattered, some of the characters are vaguely sketched out but just enough to imbue them with some kind of personality.

Of course the film comes together as the men discover where the loot is hidden and need to recover it before the Russians but you felt it is too late then for it to all hand together.

It might had been Clooney needed to deliver a leaner film.


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