The Monuments Men (2014)



Critic Consensus: Its intentions are noble and its cast is impressive, but neither can compensate for The Monuments Men's stiffly nostalgic tone and curiously slack narrative.

Movie Info

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some images of war violence and historical smoking)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: George Clooney, Grant Heslov
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2014
Box Office: $78.0M
Sony Pictures - Official Site


George Clooney

as Frank Stokes
Matt Damon

as James Granger
Bill Murray

as Richard Campbell
John Goodman

as Walter Garfield
Jean Dujardin

as Jean Claude Clermont
Bob Balaban

as Preston Savitz
Hugh Bonneville

as Donald Jeffries
Cate Blanchett

as Claire Simone
Dimitri Leonidas

as Sam Epstein
Justus von Dohn?nyi

as Viktor Stahl
Holger Handtke

as Colonel Wegner
Michael Hofland

as Priest (Claude)
Zachary Baharov

as Commander Elya
Sam Hazeldine

as Colonel Langton
Miles Jupp

as Major Feilding
Diarmaid Murtagh

as Captain Harpen
Serge Hazanavicius

as Rene Armand
Luc Feit

as Aachen Vicar
Udo Kroschwald

as Hermann Goering
Aur?lia Poirier

as Young French Girl
Matthew Maguire

as Young Dying Soldier
Mike Dalton

as President Roosevelt
Christian Rodska

as President Truman
Stefan Kolosko

as German Commander
Thomas Wingrich

as German 2nd in Comman...
Oliver Devoti

as Colonel at Caen
Lucas Tavernier

as St. Bavo Priest
Oscar Copp

as French Truck Driver
Declan Mills

as Siegen Private
Richard Crehan

as Brit Private
Corin Stuart

as Brit GI Translator
Andre Hinderlich

as German POW
Marcel Mols

as Bruges Priest
Matt Rippy

as Colonel Gregg
John Dagleish

as ADSEC Sarge
Andrew Byron

as Supply Sargeant
Nicolas Heidrich

as Stahl's Child
Aidan Sharp

as Shahl's Child
Xavier Laurent

as French Armed Man
Ben-Ryan Davies

as Brit Private-Bruges
Nick Clooney

as Older Stokes
Joel Basman

as German Soldier at Gh...
Andrew Alexander

as Major Piper
Adrian Bouchet

as Sarge Near Altaussee
Claudia Geisler

as Stahl's Wife
Joe Reynolds

as Stokes' Son
Levi Strasser

as Stokes' Grandson
Piet Paes

as Priest In Truck
Audrey Marnay

as Jean Claude's Wife
Nora Sagal

as Voice of Campbell's ...
Avery June Jones

as Voice of Campbell's ...
James Audrey Jones

as Voice of Campbell's ...
Justus VonDohnanyi

as Viktor Stahl
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All Critics (221) | Top Critics (49)

We may have gained something in humor by not taking the saviors in the art-rescue story very seriously, but we've lost just about all of the romantic pleasures of heroism.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Clooney's lugubrious direction mimics the worst of those star-studded early-1960s epics, with lots of long dissolves and chunky inertia.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
The Improper Bostonian

I respect the inspiring story being told, but the film's screenplay doesn't have the necessary weight in its pages, or the depth in its characters.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014

The Monuments Men scatters its cast all across Western Europe as they hunt down the world's treasures, but fails to provide them with narrative thrust to move things along.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
People Magazine

Clooney's a great guy, but as a director, he's his own worst enemy.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014

Much of the story could have been introduced with a prologue, leaving Clooney's character Frank Stokes to either concentrate on one raid or the perilous journey of a particularly prized piece of art.

Full Review… | May 15, 2014
Birmingham Mail

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