I was really disappointed by this. What, on paper, sounds like it should be a ripper of a film instead plods.
The film is based on the true story of a unit of the U.S. Army that in the final years of the Second World War worked to secure art that had been stolen by the Nazis. And it's interesting enough as far as that goes. The problem is that that's really as far as it goes. There's little narrative…
I never felt the level of tension while watching this that you expect to feel in a heist movie. Was it the overuse of humour? Or the fact I didn't really care who was going to get it in the end?
A core theme of the film is that our lives are a series of ongoing deceptions. To drive that point home, all of the central characters are deceiving one another. It's an interesting idea on paper but in practice,…