The Monuments Men


Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men 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. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney.

Director: George Clooney

Starring: Matt Damon,Cate Blanchett,George Clooney,Bill Murray

Runtime: 118

The critics that couldn’t quite work out if this was a war movie or a heist movie , missed the fact that this is indeed a very good movie regardless of how you want to define it..

Featuring the kind of ensemble cast that movies don’t seem to have any more, this is very much George Clooneys’ baby, but his role is quite understated and low key allowing the likes of Bill Murray and John Goodman

to steal the show.

Even though the outcome is known from the off, its still able to remain suspenseful thanks to the steady hand of Clooney.

by David hmv Stirling