Stolen (2006)

The most elaborate and successful art heist in modern history is detailed in filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus' cinematic account of the daring raid on Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum staged in the early morning hours of St.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 21, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A real-life whodunit with colorful characters, especially art detective Harold Smith, this documentary is a fascinating peek into the world of art collecting.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is a bit rough around the edges, but it found an unforgettable character in a dogged 75-year-old art robbery sleuth named Harold Smith.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Composer Peter Golub adds swooning suspense, while cinematographer Albert Maysles, who has documented many Christo projects, frames rendezvous with tipsters tempted by the $5 million reward.

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Betsy Sherman
Arts Fuse

Stolen is an exceptionally gorgeous documentary, with polished visuals and pithy editing.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Stolen is ultimately too lightweight and indecisive -- ironic, for a film ostensibly about people in thrall to an all-consuming passion.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Captures a great yearning among many different people across time, all affected by Gardner and her legacy, especially those parts now missing.

Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International

An unusually thoughtful documentary about one of the modern era's most audacious art thefts.

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Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle

In telling the story of an unsolved crime, they use every trick available to awaken and prolong suspense before a payoff that never comes.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

A captivating documentary.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

An entertaining, scattershot affair that promises more than it can deliver.

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