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The Monuments Men

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21 Feb, 2014 2 hrs 01 min U
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Dimitri Leonidas, Bob Balaban
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Dimitri Leonidas, Bob Balaban
George Clooney
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The film makes a profound point in a subtle way - that the Führer's ambitions if left unchecked would have been world-altering, in the most unsettling of ways.
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Story: A group of art experts cobbled together by Frank Stokes are authorized by Franklin Roosevelt to go across Nazi-occupied Europe and locate thousands of artworks that the Nazis have stolen for a 'Fuhrer Museum'.

Review: Based on a true story, The Monuments Men is immediately reminiscent of old school Hollywood films also set in World War II. The last war where there was a clear cut right and wrong, principles were noble and objectives clear. This one deals with a subject that has taken decades to appear on the big screen - the story about all the art that the Nazis robbed from occupied countries, which represented about a thousand years of human culture. The 15th century Ghent Altarpiece becomes symbolic of their quest.

The museum directors, curators and art historians whom Stokes (Clooney, based on the real-life Monument Man George Stokes) rounds up are woefully out of shape. But they certainly know their Rodin from a Rubens. So, after coughing, panting, wheezing and struggling through basic training, they land in Normandy, break up into dyads and set about tracking down art from a comprehensive list.

James Granger (Damon) meets Claire Simone (Blanchett) who worked in Paris's Jeu De Paume museum before it was looted by the Nazis. She, albeit reluctantly at first, helps Granger by giving him a comprehensive art inventory list, so the men know where to look. Richard Campbell (Murray) and Preston Savitz (Balaban) share some poignant moments that reflect on the nature of war, while Jean Claude Clairmont (Dujardin) and Walter Garfield (Goodman) are often hilarious. And at regular points, we are reminded about the nobility of their cause by the square-jawed Stokes.

The film itself looks terrific, thanks to cinematographer Phedon Papamichael's mostly German locations and a misty, retro-looking palette. Unfortunately, the multiple scenarios make the story-telling a bit unbalanced at times. What overcomes this weakness is the fact that the film makes a profound point in a subtle way - that the Fuhrer's ambitions if left unchecked would have been world-altering, in the most unsettling of ways.
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