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Monument Men

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film 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? 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.

“…harks back to a time when audiences more easily accepted that overall missions mean more than the problems of a few little people.” San Francisco Chronicle – Mick LaSalle

“The movie does a good job of illustrating why protecting art from the Nazi scourge was important but it’s far less effective fleshing out the personalities of the people who did the protecting. “ReelViews -James Berardinelli

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