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'The Monuments Men' Cast On Jimmy Kimmel: Matt Damon and Bill Murray Steal the Show

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens February 7, 2014 at 4:32PM

The cast of George Clooney's The Monuments Men have been everywhere lately, promoting a film that will need all their high-profile popularity to lure viewers in. Critics have rejected it. It is very rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. I found the World War II adventure about recovered art strangely flat. (You can read my review here.)
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Jimmy Kimmel Monuments Men

The cast of George Clooney's The Monuments Men has been everywhere lately, promoting a film that will need all their high-profile popularity to lure viewers. Critics have rejected it; the film is very rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. I found the World War II adventure about recovered art strangely flat, full of potted lectures from Clooney about culture. (You can read my review here.) The movie is so disappointing because the story is so rich, and the cast amazing, as they show in their joint appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  

Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, and Bob Balaban were all fun when they joined Clooney, but o one came close to Bill Murray's droll humor. Here, he and Kimmel talk about how they mistakenly, regretfully, came to co-star in Garfield.  


Matt Damon came along later -- after many cuts that showed him left alone in the green room -- continuing his fake feud with Kimmel. Somehow, this running joke hasn't become tiresome yet (close, but not quite). I wish I could say the film were as entertaining as the media tour. 




This article is related to: The Monuments Men, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Television, John Goodman, Bob Balaban

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