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Movie Review! The Monuments Men: The greatest Art Heist in History

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Joseph Goebbels at the opening of the 'Degenerate Art' exhibition in Berlin, 1938 / © SZ Photo / Scherl / The Bridgeman Art Library

Joseph Goebbels at the opening of the ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition in Berlin, 1938 / © SZ Photo / Scherl / The Bridgeman Art Library

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 art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?

Detective Sergeant Jack Ion, Detective Inspector John Morrison and Chief Detective Inspector Wallace Virgo with the recovered Goya portrait at Birmingham New Street railway station, 22nd May 1965 / © Mirrorpix / The Bridgeman Art Library

Detective Sergeant Jack Ion, Detective Inspector John Morrison and Chief Detective Inspector Wallace Virgo with the recovered Goya portrait at Birmingham New Street railway station, 22nd May 1965 / © Mirrorpix / The Bridgeman Art Library

But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney. 

Words Borrowed from RottenTomatoes.com

Movie Link: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_monuments_men/

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Blogged: Gabrielle Wooden

Gabrielle Wooden is a writer living in So Cal. She is currently working on her first book, entitled Blue Barcelona. 


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