Movie pick: Monuments Men

The Monuments Men starring George Clooney

Clooney, Damon, Blanchett, Murray, Goodman.

Beats me how the collective awesomeness of the cast in Monuments Men didn't make for an unstoppable two-hour joyride.

This George Clooney-directed-and-starring movie is based on a real group of men - curators, architects, etc. - who waded into WWII to find and save works of art by greats like Picasso and Michelangelo that were stolen by the Nazis.

It could have been a Raiders of the Lost Ark-type snatch-and-dash caper, but aside from a couple of great, random light-hearted moments, the movie is a little blah.

The comic talents of Bill Murray and John Goodman as well as the dramatic chops of Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett are ultimately much under-utilised, thanks to dreary directing and a meandering script.

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