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All that said, The Monuments Men is okay, if you don't expect too much from it. It's a fine rainy-Saturday movie.

But shouldn't we expect more from our art?

Caveat Spectator

The movie is rated PG-13 for "some images of war violence and historical smoking"; the MPAA failed to note in their rating that there's a few profanities, all of the s*** variety. A woman suggests to a married man that he could spend the night at her place, but he doesn't. "War violence" equals a few people getting shot and dying. They do smoke quite a bit. This is World War II.

Alissa Wilkinson is chief film critic at Christianity Today, assistant professor of English and humanities at The King's College, and editor of She tweets at @alissamarie.

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