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The Monuments Men Reviews

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September 8, 2017
It's when The Monuments Men tries to mix the funny and inspirational with the tragic reality of war that it really struggles.
August 17, 2017
This is a movie that never quite realized what it was supposed to be doing.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 9, 2017
The promo lines for the film say that The Monuments Men is about the greatest treasure hunt in history, but it's so much more than this.
July 7, 2017
There's a reason The Monuments Men was taken from its holiday slot and moved to February. Somebody - Clooney perhaps - knew the picture just didn't have the goods. That it's dull and preachy, despite its fine cast.
May 8, 2017
Unfortunately, it doesn't take much for charming camaraderie to cross over into uncritical cronyism. Clooney could have used someone telling him to do a few more rewrites. If he's not careful he'll turn into a classier version of Adam Sandler.
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
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