I’m usually not a fan of Matt Damon or George Clooney, but this was a good film if you like art. A ton of famous paintings sculptures and all forms of art is shown through out the whole movie. You get a lesson on art, the war, and Hitler. It has boring moments, but the cast adds their comic relief to help you push through. Stars *** out of ****
Monument Men Official Synopsis:
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film 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.