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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: 228
- Fresh: 69
- Rotten: 159
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Clooney's movie is a slow-witted, occasionally agreeable retread of numerous WWII band-of-brothers flicks its director no doubt watched on TV as a 1970s teenager.
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.
very enjoyable movie
Hard to watch
This film had all the ingredients needed for a great viewing experience - cast, storyline, director… everything was there. Unfortunately, Clooney turned out a show slow-witted and emotionless film… so much so, that it became (for me) irritating to watch. I kept thinking to myself, `come on, come on, let’s get going. When is this show going to get off the ground? It’s hard for me to believe that such great actors would subject themselves to such a second-grade level of dialogue. I don’t think too many Oscar nominations will come around for Clooney on this one.
I really wanted to like this movie. I mean, it's a great story and an all star cast of very competent actors. However, it's all wasted here. Between the disjointed script and flat pacing, by the end, I couldn't care less about any of the characters and there was nothing interesting (beyond the historical significance) to give me reason to recommend. I won't tell you not to rent it, as my opinion is just that, But definitely lower your expectations on this snoozefest if you plan on dropping the $5 on it.