A fictionalized take on the non-fiction book of the same name by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter, The Monuments Men follows a group of over-the-hill art experts, historians, and academics (Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and Bob Balaban) led by Frank Stokes (George Clooney, who also directed) who are on a Presidential-approved mission to recover and return the great works of European art looted by the Nazis even as the Second World War rages on around them. These scholars undergo basic training and must become soldiers as much as they do treasure hunters. They soon split up into different units to track down leads and recover key artworks.  Read More...


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