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
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Bill Murray and John Goodman both played real-life politicians who were at odds with each other in real-life; Murray as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), and Goodman as Senator Huey P. Long, in Kingfish: The Story of Huey P. Long (1995). See more »
Just-liberated Paris would still have been under blackout, as would Bruges, about to be evacuated by German forces. See more »
I was told that before you were sent here, you ran one of those camps.
Who told you that?
A little bird.
You're not Jewish, lieutenant?
Then you should thank me.
You know, I don't smoke either. My first cigarette.
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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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 »
I know this movie received mixed reviews, but I thought it was excellent. With so many disappointing movies lately I was pleasantly surprised that Monuments Men really delivered. I had never heard this story before and I was impressed at how it was presented. The actors were perfect for their roles and it left me feeling proud of what these men were able to accomplish.
One thing that really struck home with me was seeing the beaches at Normandy. My uncle actually landed in the first wave, lost most of his battalion and was wounded. He never spoke about it but I know he carried the scars throughout his life.
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