The Monuments Men
(Dec. 20 2013; Warner Bros.)
Summary: In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.
Early Word: The film just looks fantastic, with an all-star cast/crew along with a very helpful Mid-December release. Not to mention its theme of art preservation will play well with the Academy. It’ll be difficult for this film to miss even if it is critically average.
Projected Metacritic: 83
Director: George Clooney
Writer: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin
Cinematographer: Phendon Papamichael
Production Designer: James D. Bissell
Editor: Ruy Diaz, Stephen Mirrione
Original Music: Alexandre Desplat