And with only a meagre $70 million budget cap, what did the critics think of the upcoming WWII flick?

Peter Travis of Rolling Stone praised the 52 year-old as he said, "Escapism junkies may feel betrayed. Clooney has crafted a movie abort about aspiration, about culture at risk, about things worth fighting for. "

John Goodman
John Goodman is one of the many stars in the movie

David Kaplan from Kaplan vs. Kaplan also commended George's efforts, stating, "Clooney does not wisecrack in his usual manner, he actually treats the subject matter with the reverence it deserves."

However, not all critic thought the director nailed this project, as several others thought Clooney failed to capture the importance of the true story.

Matt Damon
Matt Damon plays one of the 'Monuments Men'

Scott Foundas of Variety ruthlessly said, "Clooney has transformed a fascinating true-life tale into an exceedingly dull and dreary caper pic cum art-appreciation seminar - a museum-piece movie about museum people."

Eric Kohn from IndieWIRE added that the film was, "a tame, affable overview of the events minus much of their depth."

'Monuments Men' is set to hit theatres on February 7th and only time will tell if it will be a box office success.

Monuments Men
'Monuments Men' will be released on Feb 7th