The Monuments Men - Matt Damon and George Clooney
The Monuments Men - James Granger (Matt Damon) and Frank Stokes (George Clooney) ©2013 Columbia Pictures

This action drama World War 2 film, The Monuments Men, stars George Clooney, who also directs, and Matt Damon. Their mission is to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves.

The Monuments Men had an initial release date of December 2013 but this has now been revised to February 2014.

The Monuments Men – Trailer


The Monuments Men – Image Gallery

The Monuments Men – Official Information

[quote_box_center]Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners.

With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney, Executive Producer Barbara A Hall.[/quote_box_center]

The Monuments Men – Theatrical Release dates

US and Canada: February 7, 2014
UK: February 21, 2014
Australia and New Zealand: March 13, 2014


Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online