The loot here is much more valuable that the items buried, and their recovery once again-priceless.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 9/10
In the engrossing, exasperating, exquisitely shot documentary Loot, a search for buried treasure becomes an unlikely trigger for emotional catharsis.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The bleakness and resignation running through the film can be gut-wrenching.
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Initially intriguing, but ultimately lazy, half-baked, unfocused and not nearly as provocative as it could have been.
| Original Score: 5.25/10
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: C-
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.