Movie Synopsis: An interesting assortment of former soldiers, architects, and art experts are assembled into a WWII platoon and are tasked with recovering stolen art from the Nazis as the war winds down.

Movie Review: This film, based on a true story, was an interesting one in that it had the ingredients of a possibly great movie, but it just fell flat.  A strong assortment of acting talent was present in George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville, and Bill Murray.  A very intriguing story based on true events was present.  However, for some reason, the tale just fell into a somewhat long and drawn out movie that documented and reported on events and activities.  Very little in the way of strong action, strong character development beyond minor treatment, and a screenplay that felt like a bunch of mini news stories all woven together one after another.  It was unfortunate because there were some great elements here, but when it was all brought together, it just didn’t have the punch that this should have had.

Overall Review: 2.5 stars out of 5

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