Monuments Men, The

Lists: Adventure, Biopic

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 2884 (Rank from 2014: # 157)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 5%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 75%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Bryan Lienesch86 - Maybe it doesn't hold its own against the greats like Saving Private Ryan, but that's beside the point. There's never been a story -- TRUE story, that is -- quite so fascinating, where absolute professionals -- the Tom Brady's and Peyton Manning's of the art world -- are pitted as underdogs as they venture into a world that is very much out of their comfort zone.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Paul Perkins80
Minnesota Man75 - Raiders of the Lost Art
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Fr Dennis70(full review)
The Void61(full review)
Citizen Charlie61 - The biggest let down may be how much The Monuments Men will make you think of how good it could have been.
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Mikey from The Reviewer.Net61(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Angry Vader52(full review)
Gorgon Reviews52(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
Stewart Hoffman43(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes43(full review)
Ryan Critic43(full review)
Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less40(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis40(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman40 - Such a disappointment.
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People Involved

  • Matt Damon (James Rorimer)
  • Cate Blanchett (Rose Valland)
  • George Clooney (George Stout)
  • Bill Murray ()
  • John Goodman ()
  • Hugh Bonneville ()
  • Jean Dujardin ()
  • Bob Balaban ()
  • George Clooney (Director)
  • George Clooney (Director)
  • Grant Heslov (Director)
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