A truly great movie telling a heart-breaking, but also wonderful story of what the Nazis actually did and those who risked their lives to save the great art of the world. How much all the world is so greatly enriched by, and indebted to, those who saved it from destruction. A wonderful movie to buy for our posterity.
Right on. What a great film with a great story and a great cast. I agree with Jean--the best moment in the film was Matt Damon walking away from an enticing Cate Blanchett--Hollywood got it right for once!
Saw the film and loved it. It did poorly in the box office against the Lego movie, which is sad; hopefully it will stay strong. Critics may claim that humor is out of balance with the soberness of war, but it's not. And there are a couple of moments when everything is put into proper perspective. Highly recommended. Yes, it *is* a Hollywood treatment, but take it as such, then go look deeper on your own. Faulting Hollywood for not making a factual documentary is a cop-out... think of it as an advertisement for history.
I don't live in the US, so the chances this film will make it to the theaters near me are pretty slim. I am also not a George Clooney fan in the slightest, but in reading your review, I look forward to watching it when it's available on DVD or streaming. Thank you for your recommendation.
Your comment skipped the most non-Hollywood moment of the movie when the character played by Matt Damon refuses the `because it is Paris` proposal of marital infidelity. He just walks out. Joseph ben Jacob in Egypt style ! I am still in shock !
Thank you for the review. I'm interested (and rather leery) to find out how Hollywood treats this.
May I suggest before going that people watch the wonderful documentary "The Rape of Europa". Written in 1995 by an art historian who spent a decade researching this subject. A fascinating piece featuring actual footage and photos. Steams free on Netflix.
The story was one that needed to be told, and I am glad it was. But of the 345 men and women from 13 nations, I found it disturbing that only one group were depicted which made it a totally Hollywood film. It would be interesting to see what the Brits would have made of the story. Hopefully, they would have, at the very least, included the flags of all who were involved.
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