Excerpt: Lo nuevo de George Clooney delante y detrás de las cámaras no alcanza el nivel de trabajos anteriores, aunque su tono coleguil y distendido hace el conjunto agradable y entretenido. Para ver relajadamente.
Excerpt: Composer Alexandre Desplat, who also plays a small role, gets Clooney’s concept with a snare heavy score that sends us back to another generation’s war movies…but “The Monuments Men” is as lifeless as a block of marble yet to be chiseled.
Excerpt: [Clooney] presents the funny repartee between the characters with the exactly same respectful, sombre visual style that he uses when his character makes a heartfelt plea to FDR explaining why he should be allowed on to the front lines. The musical choices are also bizarre, with a tense showdown between Bob Balaban, Bill Murray and a scared German soldier being soundtracked by a positively wacky piccolo.
Excerpt: Monuments Men es la quinta película dirigida por George Clooney, y aunque tiene un buen reparto, parte de una premisa excelente y plantea una disyuntiva muy interesante, es elegante y tienes momentos muy buenos, comete el mayor pecado que se puede cometer en el cine: el de aburrir al espectador.
Excerpt: “The Monument Men,” based on the true story of the hunt for art treasures looted by Nazi Germany before they can be destroyed by the Germans or confiscated by the Soviets, could easily have been an Alistair MacLean adaptation, like “The Guns of Navarone” or “Where Eagles Dare,” both of which were made into popular action movies in the sixties. But then it wouldn’t have been a George Clooney movie.
Excerpt: Rushed in the beginning, then amusing in spots, and sluggish thereon, “The Monuments Men” just feels stripped of the dramatic urgency and proper momentum it needs in order to be cinematic. In fact, it all has the inertia of an 8 a.m. art-appreciation course with really comfy chairs. Good night.
Excerpt: The Monuments Men is a series of anecdotes in search of a movie. Based on one of those World War II true stories full of sacrifice and courage, it piles one scene on top of another, unrelated to each other until it simple reaches the end of the running time. The ensemble cast is superb and deserving of better material and there are some standalone sequences, which deserve the same.
Excerpt: The real-life mission described in The Monuments Men is so fascinating that it’s easy to forgive the movie for some jarring shifts in tone and a sense that there’s a greater tale yet to be told.
Excerpt: The Monuments Men has been roundly dismissed by most critics, racking up a rotten 34% on the Tomatometer. Don’t be turned off: this is an especially solid (if unspectacular) film that brings to life one of the great unsung stories of WWII.
Excerpt: Lembra-nos que não lutamos por um bocado de terra ou por um ideal, foi pelas liberdades. Incluindo a de expressão, de pensamento e de acesso à cultura. É um agradecimento aos soldados, aos seus informadores, aos artistas e aos que lutaram (e talvez tenham morrido) para que essas obras chegassem até nós.
Excerpt: George Clooney, wearing the hats of writer, director, producer, and star, has crafted a hugely enjoyable old-fashioned war movie, in the tradition of The Dirty Dozen and The Guns of Navarone, out of this gripping, sometimes funny, and sometimes moving material.