Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Monuments Men Reviews

3.0

52

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    This is a solid albeit slow-building film with few dull moments.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie Zacharek

    The Monuments Men fails in its grand ambitions, but it's still satisfying in bits and pieces, like a busted statue. Even a tribute made of shining fragments counts for something.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Genial and well-intentioned, but tepid.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Clooney's attempt to honor unsung real-life heroes while recapturing the ensemble pleasures of some well-remembered Hollywood war pictures, notably "The Great Escape" and "The Guns of Navarone," comes off as a modestly accomplished forgery at best.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Something less than monumental, The Monuments Men wears its noble purpose on its sleeve when either greater grit or more irreverence could have put the same tale across to modern audiences with more punch and no loss of import.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The movie's tone is at war with its subject, and sometimes with its wavering self.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar — a museum-piece movie about museum people.

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