Not nearly the disaster that people have made it out to be, The Monuments Men only appears to be a failure because of the amount of star power found within. Sure, it isn’t a life-changing masterpiece, but it is a perfectly acceptable historical drama that doesn’t stray from that mold too often. It is a tad repetitive and some of the characters are given the shit-end of the stick, like Cate Blanchett’s Claire who is loosely-based on one of the true cultural heroes of World War Two Rose Valland and is totally marginalized for the entire film. Instead of The Monuments Men, watch the fantastic and thrilling documentary The Rape of Europa, which tells this story in a tighter and more enjoyable fashion.