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Film review

WWII story directed by Clooney not that monumental

From left,  Bill Murray, Dimitri Leonidas, George Clooney and Bob Balaban star in “The Monuments Men.” (Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures)
From left, Bill Murray, Dimitri Leonidas, George Clooney and Bob Balaban star in “The Monuments Men.” (Claudette Barius/Columbia Pictures)
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"The Monuments Men” is the “Last Vegas” of World War II movies. A roughly true/fictionally embellished account of the efforts of American arts scholars — drafted into the Army — to preserve the artistic patrimony of Europe from the scourge of combat and theft by the Germans, it is a cute but clunky ensemble piece that director George Clooney rarely bestows with the gravitas and jauntiness the material demands. They changed the names — well, ...


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