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The Monuments Men Reviews

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March 10, 2017
This latest project from the Lake Como Vanity Project Yacht is all winky Ocean's 11 crap and way too many monologues from Sir George, whose film career has been coasting on alleged charm since Return of the Killer Tomatoes.
July 14, 2016
The movie's biggest sin is a complete and utter lack of dramatic tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2016
It has its heart in the right place and Clooney does a technically proficient job, but there's no denying that it is a significant disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 18, 2016
If you've ever doubted how thoroughly a poor score can wreck an otherwise perfectly acceptable motion picture, get thee to 'Monuments Men.'
June 16, 2016
'Monuments Men' is the vapidly-told story of the men who set out to thwart ol' Schicklgruber's (Hitler's father's real name) dastardly, top-to-bottom European art-ransack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 18, 2016
Clooney directed and co-wrote the movie, so let's give the guy credit for successfully pulling off its Ocean's 11-meets-The Dirty Dozen vibe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
April 15, 2016
Plays like an outtake reel interspersed with scenes of real dramatic weight, making for one of the most uneven cinematic rides in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 13, 2016
The Monuments Men is okay, if you don't expect too much from it. It's a fine rainy-Saturday movie. But shouldn't we expect more from our art?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2015
Clooney's lugubrious direction mimics the worst of those star-studded early-1960s epics, with lots of long dissolves and chunky inertia.
April 23, 2015
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 | Original Score: C+
December 28, 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 | Original Score: 2/4
December 27, 2014
Clooney's a great guy, but as a director, he's his own worst enemy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 10, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2014
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.
August 1, 2014
The picture is a study of how Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs applies during a time when the only priority perhaps should be on the physiological.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
June 28, 2014
A fidgety movie that because of its star wattage, great subject matter and shoehorned-in random jaunty moments sometimes entertains but never really satisfies.
June 25, 2014
By trying to follow closely the book on which it is based, no individual dramatic component of the film grabs the viewer. ... And then, there's no satisfying conclusion.
May 23, 2014
Sadly, this is a movie with all the right ingredients that have trouble coming together.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 21, 2014
While The Monuments Men boasts one of the most impressive casts seen on screen for a long time, the film is ultimately a letdown due to its sluggish pace and uneventful plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2014
Fascinating story deserved better than this movie
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