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Mad Men star Jon Hamm headlines this unusual low-budget mystery-thriller, as Detective Tom Adkins, a man haunted relentlessly by the disappearance of his ten-year-old son, Tommy, Jr. No leads immediately turn up in that case, but he does receive an early-morning phone call that draws him to the mangled and mutilated remains of a young boy slain 50 years prior. Tom takes on the case in an attempt to find absolution, and a second tale evolves, set 50 before, involving a man named Matthew Wakefield (Josh Lucas) and his son John. The baffling similarities between the Wakefield case and Tommy… More
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"This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"No one is able to make much of the disposable script, but Hamm is so limited by the period trappings that it seems as if he simply wandered onto the wrong set."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Unvarying in tone and style, it's a rough slog."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Every bit the unpleasant slog one might expect, glum and murkily shot, wallowing in pedantic histrionics and badly lacking the breathing room it desperately needs."
‑ Robert Levin, Film School Rejects
"Not pretentious in its implications, 'Stolen' nevertheless depends excessively on coincidence, on unlikely connections and not clearly differentiated characters."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A leaden murder mystery with a clunky structure that swings back and forth between 1958 and 2008, Stolen wastes the talents of a reasonably good cast."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Plays like a middling episode of Law & Order: SVU, drawn out an extra half-hour and embellished with pretentious literary and cinematic flourishes."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Hamm's and Lucas' performances are fine, but first-time director Anders Anderson is heavy-handed and overwrought, portraying emotional turmoil with clichés."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"The low-boil mystery-thriller Stolen was once known as The Boy In The Box and then Stolen Lives, but now has a title as nondescript as its contents."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Stolen reveals a filmmaking hand in need of a considerable amount of seasoning."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but technically polished, with inspired performances and enough suspense that by the time Mr. Hamm found the redemption that freed him from his own demons, I was so wired I needed a Valium."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Though generally ham-fisted, Stolen may appeal to Hamm's more die-hard fans."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"One poorly told story would be bad enough but with "Stolen" we have two."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Hamm himself is too smart a performer for movies like these, but let's write it off as a canny career move to take a vacation from Don Draper and his glumness."
‑ Mark Peikert, New York Press
"None of the actors make much of an impression in Stolen. But then, neither does the film itself."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
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