The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, History


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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.


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11 January 2017 | Ricc0
3
| A Total Disaster.
Based on real events, this film was a disaster! I'm writing this review while the film is still rolling... well it took me 4 days (everyday watching a bit of it) to get to the last half an hour of this film and I cannot bear watching one more second. If I was watching it in a movie theater I'd surely walk away.

In the true story, a force of around 300 men chased a huge number of European art treasures to save them from the Nazis and rescue the heritage of the Western civilization. I guess that the number of men was enormously reduced in this film so that the viewer could relate and connect to the characters.. well probably I couldn't care less even if a bomb demolished them all. Some of the real events were altered to serve the dramatic portrayal and every time the film tried to look serious the scenes only seemed hilarious.

The WAR COMEDY film was not funny and the war action scenes were so badly executed that they seemed like rehearsals.. For a moment there I thought that the main characters did not care about what they were doing.. as if some of them were forced to do it.. and this goes even for Cate Blanchett! I don't know how the movie managed to make her look so bad.

I did not really expect something so serious, but at least a light movie that makes you laugh.. something like "The Men Who Stare at Goats". Yet, this movie failed at every level. I only gave it 3/10 because it is based on a true story that was historically quite important. Or else I consider it only slightly better than "Battle of Los Angeles (2011)".

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Release Date:

7 February 2014

Language

English, German, Russian, French, Flemish, Dutch


Country of Origin

USA, Germany

Filming Locations

Studio Babelsberg, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,003,433 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$78,031,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,706,638

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