The Monuments Men

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Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Monuments Men
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An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements.


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Comment by: multcolib_susannel Jan 04, 2015

True story of the special task force assigned to find and save classic works of art from the Nazis.
Felt good to watch a war movie that makes you feel like cheering at the end instead of crying.


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Mar 24, 2015

The cue for checking out this dvd, The Monument Men, is very long due to only having 2 copies in APL collection. Perhaps a few more copies are in order.

Mar 15, 2015
  • GreenBean1214 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

An eye-opening history lesson about the amount of art stolen and destroyed during World War II. Wish the film spent more time on character development because the movie, ultimately, was not very engaging.

Mar 01, 2015
  • Patron3563 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed learning about this bit of history from World War 2. Did not like the job that the cast did with telling it. Seemed more like another Ocean's heist film.

Feb 05, 2015
  • chichico rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

What a snore-fest. Too long, just another typical Hollywood run of the mill big budget production. Toss in a few big names, stir, and presto!

Jan 15, 2015
  • Retired503 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The movie is an intriguing collection of actual events. The accuracy of the movie agrees with the printed book of the same title. Due to the length of the movie, only the highlights of actual events are presented. It this movie interests you, then you need to read the book for additional details.

Jan 13, 2015
  • gregarioushermit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is an absolutely great movie. I loved it, inspiring, and shows courage and the need for Art in the world. And in our schools.

Jan 04, 2015

True story of the special task force assigned to find and save classic works of art from the Nazis.
Felt good to watch a war movie that makes you feel like cheering at the end instead of crying.

Jan 03, 2015
  • Iowakid rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The book was much much better.

Dec 30, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

My husband and I enjoyed this very much. Thought it was a good movie about an interesting subject. I'm going to read the book as well.

Dec 26, 2014

Hollywood formula, big name stars, sketchy plot, big revenue. I felt sorry for Cate Blanchett in this role, she must be embarrassed

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Jul 05, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

James: Well, if it weren't for us,
you'd be speaking German.

Claire: No. If it wasn't for you,
I might be dead.
But I would still be
speaking French.

Jul 02, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

President Truman: Michelangelo made it [the Bruges Madonna] right?
And you lost a man trying to save it.- Donald Jeffries. You think it was worth it, for a piece of art? Do you think Jeffries would say it was worth it, if he could speak?
Lieutenant: I think he would.

Truman: All right then, how about you, lieutenant? You were in charge, and this gets to the heart of the matter. Do you think 30 years from now, anyone's going to remember that these men died for a piece of art?
Lieutenant: Yeah.

Jul 02, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.

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Feb 25, 2015
  • BeardedMovieGuy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Cloony, Goodman, Balaban, and Bill FRICKIN Murray, all trying to save art from the Nazis, plus Matt Damon kinda has his own story going. This should have been awesome! Instead it was ploddingly slow, badly scripted, and had very poor character development where you never feel like you get to know any character all that well. It’s not a total waste, it has some moments, in particular the scene with Bill Murray and the record player, but overall lacks the weight and emotional punch that a movie like this should have. It is disappointing, but still worth seeing, but just makes me wish that it could have been so much more.

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