Loot (2009)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 25, 2011
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

In the engrossing, exasperating, exquisitely shot documentary Loot, a search for buried treasure becomes an unlikely trigger for emotional catharsis.

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Andrew Grant
Time Out

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.

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Nora Lee Mandel

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.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

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.

Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant 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.

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Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice

The bleakness and resignation running through the film can be gut-wrenching.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Initially intriguing, but ultimately lazy, half-baked, unfocused and not nearly as provocative as it could have been.

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Cynthia Fuchs

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
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"Loot" is a documentary wherein self-professed treasure hunter Lance Larson seeks to help two World War II veterans locate long lost caches of… More