Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì

The Monuments Men—a little boring and slow—has merit. It tells how the United States found, retrieved, and preserved vital art during World War II. The film briefly examines the difference between Russian and United States’ attitudes over final outcomes of war spoil. The story highlights the ethical value that war spoil needs to be properly and honorably returned to its rightful owners rather than be regarded as a country’s compensation for war expenses.


Frank Stokes (George Clooney) convinces the United States Government to allow a small group of men to find and recover precious art for the purpose of restoring the pieces to their rightful owners.

Additional Thanks

Great work for Director George Clooney. Thanks to Executive Producer Barbara A. Hall for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Matt Damon (James Granger), Richard Campbell (Bill Murray), Claire Simone (Cate Blanchett), Walter Garfield (John Goodman), Jean Claude Clermont (Jean Dujardin), Donald Jeffries (Hugh Bonneville), and Preston Savitz (Bob Balaban).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film does not tell its story in an outstanding manner.

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