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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The film takes place in 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1977. See more »
When they are all looking at a map and deciding where each team will go, spent rifle cartridges are used as markers. The cartridges used in the scene are 7.62x39 Russian. A cartridge that the Russians did not use until after WWII and being Russian, it would not be used in Northern France. See more »
You want to go into a war zone and tell our boys what they can and cannot blow up?
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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 »
Boring Story, Terrible Screenplay and Unconvincing Performances
In 1943, the American Professor Frank Stokes (George Clooney) convinces President Roosevelt that the art stolen by the German should be retrieved and he recruits six art experts to form the Monuments Men's unit to travel to Europe with him to search the treasures. On the arrival, they split to several cities to guide the Allies to find the arts to return them to the owners.
I do not know how accurate "The Monuments Men" is but this movie has a boring story, terrible screenplay and unconvincing performances. The movie is neither a drama nor an action movie or comedy and has several main characters divided in subplots, some of them interesting and others pointless. In the end, "The Monuments Men" is a very disappointing film and sort of war propaganda. My vote is four.
Title (Brazil): "Caçadores de Obras-Primas" ("Masterpieces Hunters")
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