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About the Movie
In the midst of WWII a small group of art experts are commissioned by Roosevelt as soldiers and sent to the european theater to protect historically important buildings and monuments, and to locate vast troves of priceless art looted by the nazis. Discovering art in castles and mines, they race against time as the nazis scramble to destroy everything they can.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 239
- Fresh: 72
- Rotten: 167
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: We may have gained something in humor by not taking the saviors in the art-rescue story very seriously, but we've lost just about all of the romantic pleasures of heroism.
Rotten: The movie does a good job of illustrating why protecting art from the Nazi scourge was important but it's far less effective fleshing out the personalities of the people who did the protecting.
Rotten: Think of them as Inglorious Art Historians. Only this PG-13 entertainment has little of the edge, however complicated, of Quentin Tarantino's 2009 Holocaust revenge flick.
Rotten: A frustratingly flat film that drifts from moment to moment with a curious lack of urgency and an overbearing sense of self-importance.
I actually disagreed with the critics on this movie. Although this may not be the “movie of the year” or have the best breakout performance of the year, the plot was riveting, and the actors did a great job. The history of it was pretty cool, and I don’t understand what is not to love. Lets be honest here, it is February, and now is the “dumping ground” for all of the non-oscar movies. This being said, this movie is definitely worth watching!
All 3 of us loved it - it isn’t a great movie on the scale of Lincoln or Shindler’s List but it gives a tight perspective of one small story inside a war that changed the world. The scenes of burning art are gut-wrenching. Balaban and Murray are brilliant together playing off each other for moments of needed relief countering with a gift that Balaban gives Murray that is beyond measure. Hugh Bonneville was fantastic. I can’t wait until it comes out on digital.