The Monuments Men (2014) - Review

Up until now, I've liked every movie that George Clooney has directed (yes, even Leatherheads, his 1920s screwball football comedy). So when I heard about The Monuments Men, his sixth outing as a filmmaker, I figured it probably couldn't miss. Based on one of those reality-is-stranger-than-fiction historical incidents, it tells the unlikely story of a team of museum curators and art historians who were sent behind enemy lines during World War II to recover hundreds of pieces of art that had been pilfered by Nazi thieves. The purpose of the mission was to rescue, and preserve, the very civilization we were fighting to save.

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