The Monuments Men

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Fact-based adventure with a few bloody battle scenes.

PG-13 2014 118 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 10+

Hidden side of WW2 - Plenty of war, but plenty of humanity and humor too

Good plot with well-known actors that reminds us of the value of culture and history - and the negative effects on society's root from a destructive war. After the movie we talked about Gaza, Syria, Rohingas, and how society feels with the Coronavirus lockdown. The struggle for preservative is played out well, despite plenty of cigarette smoking, some deaths (only some blood is shown), and minor romantic innuendo. Appropriate for 5th graders and above, to start drawing out the uplifting themes of honor, courage, chivalry, and the value of preservation.

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age 15+

Not best movie, but absolutely worthwhile topic

The beginning of this movie jumped around quite a bit as it put the background in place for the story, but it was not done very well and felt disjointed. We watched the latter 2/3 the next day, and that part was excellent. This is an amazing story to be told, and I am very pleased that we gave it a try.

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