Grade • B+
DVD/Blu-ray • In "Monuments Men," George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman kick Hitler's butt — figuratively, of course. And not in a traditional World War II movie kind of way.
This fact-based film, directed by Clooney, tells the story of a special squad of Allies who set out to save as much great art the Nazis had stolen as they could. And put their lives on the line to do it. This episodic film is, alternately, great fun, high drama, tear-jerker and civics lesson. Some episodes work great, while others are less effective.