As my Dad is a very famous Art Historian (and I know nada about art); and faced with a movie with a terrific cast with Matt Damon, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, how could "Monuments Men" not be good? (plus it was a true story).
I was hearing very little buzz, so I thought I’d take a quick look at moviefone.com simply to see the cumulative rating by the viewers and by the critics (folks it wasn't good I went anyway....I needed my Flicks Fix)
For whatever reason (and it was a very narrow, uncomfortable seat in Hazlet}, I was sleeping in short order. I don't know what I missed - but probably a good 10-15 minutes.
This was such a quirky film and almost hard to believe it was true. Clearly these guys were all non-military types yet they are sent into the heat of WWII virtually on their own to find the thousands of pieces of art that Nazi Germany had taken. They are driving here, driving there, with no military support... it just made no sense. and no government papers showing who they were aor their clearance. Behind enemy lines, Nazi's all about etc.
It just wasn’t believable, yet it is a true story.