The Monuments Men

It was the greatest art heist in history


The Monuments Men
Ocean's Eleven goes to war, almost. Set during World War II, a group of art experts were assigned to follow the Allied armies and try to locate and recover whatever art, stolen by the Nazis, that they could find. At the end they found themselves in competition with the Red Army, who wanted the pieces as compensation for their financial losses. The storyline is unfortunately episodic, leading to a lack of character development.

122 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language, Violence).
Biographical, Drama, War, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bob Balaban, Dimitri Leonidas
Director
George Clooney
ScreenplayGeorge Clooney, Grant Heslov, from the book by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyPhedon Papamichael
EditingStephen Mirrione
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2014
Produced byColumbia Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Smokehouse Pictures, Studio Babelsberg

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, biography, drama
LanguageLow to mild impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild impact in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking
Runtime118
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThe art of telling a story well ...
5
Die Burger
Riëtte Grobler quote iconSterk ensemble verspeel kanse
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconFascinating film tells tale of effort to save art treasures hidden by Nazis
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote icon One gets the sense that The Monuments Men might work better as a longer form project. There's simply too much going on to cram into two hours and the end result is a feeling that pieces of the tale are being skipped while others are rushed through.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWhat Clooney has crafted in The Monuments Men is a movie about aspiration, about culture at risk, about things worth fighting for. I'd call that timely and well worth a salute.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconWhile it's an admirable effort in terms of shining a light on this little known historical endeavor, The Monuments Men likely isn't going to be the first film someone grabs should any fire break out (or Nazis storm in looking for art to steal).
8
Metacritic.com
41 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
174 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIts intentions are noble and its cast is impressive, but neither can compensate for The Monuments Men's stiffly nostalgic tone and curiously slack narrative.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
3369 Netizens quote iconBig Fun, Big Heart, Old Fashioned
13

Average .. 49%

10

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