Loot
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Loot is a feature-length Documentary that follows two WWII veterans and their guide across the globe in search of their buried wartime treasures.During WWII, Darrel was stationed in Europe. Andrew was fighting in the Philippines. In the chaos of combat, each stole valuable treasures and hid them overseas before returning to civilian life in America. Sixty years later, back in America, neither man seems remorseful about their war crimes. Both want to recover the treasures they perceive as their own. They don't know each other but they both happen to know Lance, an inventor, used-car… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In the engrossing, exasperating, exquisitely shot documentary Loot, a search for buried treasure becomes an unlikely trigger for emotional catharsis."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It's a gut-wrenching yet redemptive tale of fathers, sons and the horrors of war, which Marder allows to unfold with minimal intrusion or manipulation."
‑ Andrew Grant, Time Out New York
"Patient as-it-happens direction intertwines two startling stories of how treasures were obtained and hidden with the horrors of war experienced by then-young soldiers."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel, Film-Forward.com
"Undoubtedly, everything documentarian Darius Marder shows in his debut film Loot actually happened, but Marder's approach to this "truth is stranger than fiction" story is so forced that the movie feels phony."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"As periodically enticing as the film's mysteries may be, it's hard to escape the feeling that the real story lies in what Marder has left off the screen."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"The bleakness and resignation running through the film can be gut-wrenching."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, Village Voice
"Initially intriguing, but ultimately lazy, half-baked, unfocused and not nearly as provocative as it could have been."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A treasure hunter who has travelled far and wide looking for long-lost fortunes, Lance Larson's questing serves as point of departure for the beguiling documentary, Loot."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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