“The Monuments Men” Review: Need a Reason to Disregard Critics…? Clooney

"The Monuments Men" Review: Need a Reason to Disregard Critics...? Clooney

Clooney and crew for the win.

Monuments Men is a perfect example of a movie I would of never seen if I listened to critics. George Clooney’s (Ides of March) latest direction was supposed to come out last year in time for the Oscar race, but dealt with some issues causing it to be moved to a dreaded February release date. I believe that critics were expecting an academy award quality movie with a sad World War II undertone, but all they got was a solid, lighthearted, World War II comedy with an A-list cast.

God-forbid a World War II movie isn’t depressing and has a happy ending. People always complain about directors not trying to do something new, well if the status quo is dismal and loneliness when it comes to war movies, isn’t a comedic story about the relationships that develop between the group of men and women passionate about art the exact opposite?

Matt Damon (Elysium), Bill Murray (Moonrise Kingdom), John Goodman (Inside Llewyn Davis), Jean Dujardin (The Wolf of Wall Street), Bob Balaban (Howl) and George Clooney (Gravity) star as the group of art protectors who’s age provides a lot of entertainment with their basic training. Kate Blanchet (Blue Jasmine) is coming off an almost sure Oscar win with another great performance portraying a middle-aged french woman who falls for Matt Damon’s character.

There is too much talent in this movie to not give it a chance. Yes, the stakes seem to be somewhat low, but the emotion of war does come out in a couple holiday themed scenes.


Critically: 6.5/10


By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief


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Categories: Jonny Havey, Movies, Reviews


A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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2 Comments on ““The Monuments Men” Review: Need a Reason to Disregard Critics…? Clooney”

  1. Glo
    February 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM #

    I am a George Clooney & Matt Damon fan, looking forward to seeing this movie!!

  2. February 16, 2014 at 9:25 PM #

    I, for one, enjoyed it.

    Jean Dujardin was in Wolf of Wall Street? He’ll always be OSS to me.

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