Based on the amazing true story about an unlikely World War II platoon that is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
I didn’t get to see this film in the theater and it was one I really wanted too; it wasn’t a letdown. The story is a basic war story and you know how it will end but from start to finish I was glued to the screen. At times this film feels a bit winded but with an amazing mix of comedy and drama you will laugh, cry and want more.
The cast is made up of talented stars whose chemistry together is legendary, including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and the always awesome John Goodman.
The one film that comes to mind while watching this cast work together is another George Clooney film, Men Who Stare at Goats. I’m also not a big Matt Damon fan, but in The Monuments Men he holds his own among these acting titans.
This is the first movie in 3 years that George Clooney directed. It’s shot beautifully and makes you feel like these men are really there in time. Sure this film doesn’t bring anything new to the table but the cast, the story and the emotional trip makes it worth a watch. If you are a movie collector I think this movie deserves to be on your shelf. As an art lover and a movie junkie I loved this film. Cheers and remember life won’t suck as long as there is a good movie to watch.
Edited by: Samantha Locke