movie: The Monuments Men

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Description from IMDB: “An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.”

When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I thought it was a comedy. It isn’t. It’s actually more than a comedy.

First, the cast is amazing: George Clooney, John Goodman, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, and other superb actors. You can’t go wrong, really.

The story is really deep as far as subject matter. Which, how could a story set in World War II not be deep? It dwells on sacrifice a lot. Is art worth the sacrifice of human life? There was also the question of what makes a soldier. Is it always a man with a gun?

The movie does have some very funny parts. The trailer didn’t lie about that. But Monuments Men is also profound and tragic and joyful. It veers into tense when it needs to. The movie is a tad long, but it’s a story worth chewing on, so I give it a pass on that. It is definitely worth a watch.

The Monuments Men gets a big, giant A.

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4 comments on “movie: The Monuments Men

  1. CMrok93 says:

    The movie itself is a bit messy, but the cast is always charming, so I didn’t get too angry. Good review.

    • RLDraws says:

      Hmm…maybe. I didn’t notice that as much but now that you mention it, I guess it did get a little scattered.

  2. Sean J says:

    I agree with the big A grade, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Terribly sad to see them lose men, but then again, the War took staggering numbers of lives, yet the movie brings focus to a bit of hope and victory for humanity in the face of it all.

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