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THE MOVIE IS A WHOLE LOT BETTER THAN MANY CRITIC'S WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE.
The movie is based on a true WWII chain of events.
During their conquest of much of Europe the Germans have stolen countless great works
of Art for their own gratification.
'Frank Stokes' (George Clooney) assembles a small team of unlikely heroes (who are in
truth ill-equipped for what they will face) to try and recover the priceless works before
being destroyed and lost forever as the allied advance was underway.
The group of art-experts would be known as 'The Monument Men'
The Team led by 'Frank Stokes' 'James Granger' (Matt Damon) 'Richard Campbell' (Bill
Murray) 'Walter Garfield' (John Goodman) 'Jean Claude Clermont' (Jean Dujardin)
'Donald Jeffries' (Hugh Bonneville) 'Preston Savitz' (Bob Balaban) and 'Sam Epstein'
(Dimitri Leonidas)
After the Germans had hurriedly left 'Paris' 'James Granger' believes that 'Claire Simone'
(Cate Blanchett) who under German occupation had remained at the museum as curator.
knows where the Germans had taken the treasures from the establishment.
At first 'Clair' because of her experiences with the German occupation force is both reluctant
and suspicious of 'James's' motives.
The Monument team will try to protect the treasures as and if they find them, the risk to
themselves is immense.
Trouble is also, as the Allies advance, the Germans would rather destroy the stolen works
than it fall into allied hands.
Are the priceless treasures worth dying for....
This really is a very well made and well portrayed Film, it has tension, acts of bravery, certainly
well worth at least viewing......more remarkable because it is based on a true story.
There are also many great and possibly unexpected performances on-board.
Good Picture and Sound Quality Throughout.
Features -
* Deleted Scenes.
* In Their Own Words - Featurette.
* George Clooney's Mission - Featurette.
* Marshaling the Troop - Featurette.
* A Woman among The Monument Men -Featurette.
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on 15 December 2014
Far better than expected. The story of a team of older US serviceman tasked with rescuing stolen art works from the nazis. It features several well known actors, and I initially took the film a simply a vehicle for them. The story however is a good one and does highlight one of the less well known episodes of WW2, the theft of art works from public and private collections across Europe.
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on 8 February 2016
This is well made, well acted and looks very good indeed. It's not tremendously exciting, but it is a very enjoyable watch, and as such a nice change of pace from slam-bang war movies (that I enjoy!), to the point where it all comes as a bit of a surprise that such a movie can get made these days. The cast is an excellent one, although with the exception of Cate Blanchett, actors who are solid, but maybe rarely brilliant. That's not to say that i don't like them, I do, but oh, stop digging, they do a good job. George Clooney is redeeming himself a bit these days. Much of what I've seen him in is awful. I like "The Men Who Stare at Goats" and in "Gravity" they drugged Sandra Bullock so much that he was clearly the best thing in it. But in this, carrying a quiet authority, I think he's rather good. Matt Damon is as enjoyable as ever, nice to see Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and so on. I bet there will be complaints about it being American-heavy, but just sit and watch and it's a good ride.

Overall, the film has some action, but it wasn't going to be one long battle, and it has some humour, and no little sadness. Several of the characters become very nicely defined, but one or two could have done with a little more to sharpen their presence. However, these were ordinary people, not soldiers, not out of the box heroes, and maybe that characterisation is actually very clever.

It is a good, old-fashioned enjoyable movie telling a story that is well worth the telling and well worth the watch. A long time since I saw a war movie with this style. To be honest, it gets it all pretty much right in a fine balancing act.

Well worth the watch; I don't think you should be disappointed....
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on 15 May 2016
Being a fan of Mr Clooney, I was disappointed that he fell into the American trap of making the US save the day. Other countries including the UK saved the art but they are given lip-service. Whilst not as blatant as films such as U571, it is still another mis-representation of historical fact.
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on 8 March 2017
Brilliant film just watched it. Delivery & packaging spot on many thanks
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on 12 June 2017
Brilliant
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on 15 April 2017
EXCELLENT
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on 4 June 2017
good.
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on 22 March 2017
great dvd
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on 2 June 2017
Excellent
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