I want to second that. It is very entertaining, from start to finish. It's easy to imagine the excitement the real-life Monuments Men must have felt whenever they found a concealed treasure. The movie is episodic, as it alternates among different lines of investigation going on simultaneously. The individual scenes are great, but the movie doesn't flow easily from one to another, giving it all a choppy feeling. One nitpicky thing. Movies set in the past have to be careful about avoiding anachronisms, especially linguistic ones. Twice Clooney says, "We have been tasked with recovering works of art..." At the time of World War II, the word "task" was still a noun. Calvin & Hobbes.

Edited to add that my son just called to warn me not to go see The Monuments Men -- ha! Not for everybody, I guess.


Edited by Barbara (02/17/14 07:31 PM)
Edit Reason: Rebuttal