The Monuments Men
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James: Well, if it weren't for us,
you'd be speaking German.
Claire: No. If it wasn't for you,
I might be dead.
But I would still be
President Truman: Michelangelo made it [the Bruges Madonna] right?
And you lost a man trying to save it.- Donald Jeffries. You think it was worth it, for a piece of art? Do you think Jeffries would say it was worth it, if he could speak?
Lieutenant: I think he would.
Truman: All right then, how about you, lieutenant? You were in charge, and this gets to the heart of the matter. Do you think 30 years from now, anyone's going to remember that these men died for a piece of art?
Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.
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Cloony, Goodman, Balaban, and Bill FRICKIN Murray, all trying to save art from the Nazis, plus Matt Damon kinda has his own story going. This should have been awesome! Instead it was ploddingly slow, badly scripted, and had very poor character development where you never feel like you get to know any character all that well. It’s not a total waste, it has some moments, in particular the scene with Bill Murray and the record player, but overall lacks the weight and emotional punch that a movie like this should have. It is disappointing, but still worth seeing, but just makes me wish that it could have been so much more.
3 Beards Out Of 5
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