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The Art Of The Steal Reviews

Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Argott beautifully explicates how this crew pulled off the most daring daylight art theft in history, though his passionate identification with the pro-Barnes faction limits the movie's political nuance.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 3, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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The film's good versus bad scenario is, while understandable, too simplistic.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

April 16, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The Art of the Steal ultimately gets mired in the legal weeds, a snare made all the more frustrating by the fact that the move is a fait accompli.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 26, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's impossible not to be moved by the almost eerie film footage of the walls of the Barnes' original home with the art removed, revealing bare hooks and patches of unfaded paint: ghosts, doomed to wander.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2010
Kyle MacMillan
Denver Post
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A blunt, persuasive documentary.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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I found it fascinating for a number of reasons, balanced reporting not among them.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

March 19, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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While outraged aesthetes tell us that the Barnes Foundation is a perfect jewel box of a museum, the filmmakers they hired to argue their case don't spend enough time exploring or explaining what makes this cloister so special.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 18, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The Art of the Steal lays out a good story, but perhaps not the whole story.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 12, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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No matter what side you're on, you're likely to be flabbergasted as The Art of the Steal details the twists and turns of chicanery and fate that brought his art to the pass it's at today.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 12, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Marshaling a wealth of archival and new material, it made me want to hop on a plane to Philadelphia to see the original before it's emptied.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 12, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The movie's never less than entertaining, but you often feel like arguing with the screen, and not in a good way.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 12, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What is finally clear: It doesn't matter a damn what your will says if you have $25 billion, and politicians and the establishment want it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 11, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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At times, The Art of the Steal is a bit too shocked by the vulgarity of commerce, but it's memorable when it meditates on the changing face of where we look at art, and how that changes the art itself.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

March 3, 2010
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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I think it's gripping.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

March 1, 2010
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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It's a really interesting story, but I think it's just too black and white.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

March 1, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Calculated to enrage and pulling it off like gangbusters...

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 1, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Argott treats Barnes' story as an intellectual crime thriller, uncovering each new surprise - and a seemingly endless parade of villains - with a deadpan flourish. Read more:

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

February 26, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Is it really "a tragedy" that lots more people will get to see these paintings?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 26, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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A hard-hitting documentary about a high-cultural brawl.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 25, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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As a narrative of the facts, it is as one-sided as a plaintiff's brief.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 25, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The film is convincing and righteous in its advocacy.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

February 25, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The prickliness of the doc will stay with you long after its sour hysteria fades.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2010
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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The Art of the Steal presents its aesthetes versus Phila-stines argument cogently, convincingly, and engagingly.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 23, 2010
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