The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Columbia Pictures : 20th Century Fox, [2014]
Edition: EnglishFrench dialogue version
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray Monuments 2014
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray,1080p high definition,region A
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD MA
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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trevordunfordswife
Oct 17, 2017

Well done movie full of familiar and famous faces publicizing facts more people should know about. While we knew about it many of the people we told about this movie did not. Gave it three and a half stars because of the subject matter more than how well done it was.

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Patient957
Jun 28, 2017

This is a hollywood movie made for you to go see with your grandparents.

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Dogs4Me
Jun 24, 2017

Very funny. Good historical/fiction movie. There are some uses of the word s***. Do not know how much of it really happend. I did not know there was and have not read the book.

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miaone
Jun 14, 2017

The book was much better than this simplistic movie. Shame on Clooney for Hollywoodizing such an important part of WWII history. The guys seemed to think they were making "Ocean's 14" for all the depth they gave it. The documentary, "The Rape of Europa", was a hundred times better. Even the b & w Burt Lancaster film, "The Train", was a better telling of part of the story than this was.

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pokano
Jun 12, 2017

True story is a great one. Cast was superb. But movie was terrible, although it had its moments. Writer needs to be fired. Alas, George Clooney was producer and director and screenwriter. Surely he could have done better.

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Nooksack20
May 31, 2017

The only drawback to this movie was having George Clooney in the cast. Good plot, some funny moments even if they were somewhat intense. Enough relevant history to give it credibility.

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gingin1972
May 08, 2017

Long and boring!

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dmfoliver
Mar 02, 2017

Good WW II yarn. It is a true story. Just how accurate I don't know. American interpretation can't be trusted.

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Dragoslava
Feb 11, 2017

I enjoyed this movie more than I had anticipated. Although not strictly historically accurate, it was very good for a fictional account. The cast was excellent and made you care about the characters' fates. There was humour as well as drama. I believe movies like this make viewers curious about the true events, which is always a good thing. I watched the documentary The Rape of Europa after seeing this movie, and would recommend both.

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pwevers
Dec 30, 2016

I've never seen the movie, probably because I don't like George Clooney, but the book is great. There are some moments where the book gets bogged down with details, but overall, it's worth reading.

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jimg2000
Jul 05, 2014

James: Well, if it weren't for us,
you'd be speaking German.

Claire: No. If it wasn't for you,
I might be dead.
But I would still be
speaking French.

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jimg2000
Jul 02, 2014

President Truman: Michelangelo made it [the Bruges Madonna] right?
And you lost a man trying to save it.- Donald Jeffries. You think it was worth it, for a piece of art? Do you think Jeffries would say it was worth it, if he could speak?
Lieutenant: I think he would.

Truman: All right then, how about you, lieutenant? You were in charge, and this gets to the heart of the matter. Do you think 30 years from now, anyone's going to remember that these men died for a piece of art?
Lieutenant: Yeah.

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jimg2000
Jul 02, 2014

Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.

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BeardedMovieGuy
Feb 25, 2015

Cloony, Goodman, Balaban, and Bill FRICKIN Murray, all trying to save art from the Nazis, plus Matt Damon kinda has his own story going. This should have been awesome! Instead it was ploddingly slow, badly scripted, and had very poor character development where you never feel like you get to know any character all that well. It’s not a total waste, it has some moments, in particular the scene with Bill Murray and the record player, but overall lacks the weight and emotional punch that a movie like this should have. It is disappointing, but still worth seeing, but just makes me wish that it could have been so much more.

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