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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