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
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 »
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 »
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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