(WJLA) - As Hitler retreated from France during World War II, the U.S. recruited a group of art historians to find the masterpieces plundered by the Nazis. 'The Monuments Men' tells this story with a loud, clear message.
George Clooney puts his personal stamp on the story as both star and director, with a great cast that includes Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, and Bill Murray.
Sometimes things get a little preachy and sentimental, but then again, this really happened and it's a good story to know. Worth 3 stars and a PG-12 rating.
The Monuments Men is a weekend best bet, along with American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Nebraska.