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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
George Clooney
Matt Damon
Cate Blanchett
Bill Murray
John Goodman
Bob Balaban
Hugh Bonneville
Jean Dujardin
Directors
George Clooney
Screenwriters
Grant Heslov
George Clooney
Running Time
118 minutes

The Monuments Men
Not-so-fine art


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Plot
Frank Stokes (Clooney) assembles a crew of art experts to brave the front lines of war-torn Europe. Once there, a race is on to rescue the continent’s cultural heritage from both Nazis and Soviets.


Verdict
Episodic and never entirely cohering, The Monuments Men has patches of excellence, but is inadequately constructed.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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