Movie Review: ‘The Monuments Men’

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George Clooney returns to the director’s chair and, of course, that means you’re going to get something a little off-beat. In this case, it’s the true story of a bunch of art appreciators who were sent behind the lines of WWII to rescue and protect important works of art from the Nazis. And you thought your job was hard.

Clooney himself stars with Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, John Goodman, and Bob Baliban, an impressive collection of talent to be sure. But will it be an “Arty Dozen” or a just-going-through-the-“Motions Eleven”? That’s what your team of Unusual Suspects is here for.

Going deep into enemy territory with little hope of survival is their mission. This crack team of expert reviewers, Chris, Ashley, Elliott, and Beau, must get in, watch the movie, and get out with the secret review plans. God rest their souls.