Stolen Seas (2013)

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The filmmakers have spent the past three years traveling to some of the world's most violent locales in order to make this documentary on Somali piracy, Stolen Seas. Utilizing exclusive interviews and unparalleled access to real pirates, hostages, hostages' relatives, ship-owners, pirate negotiators and experts on piracy and international policy, Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon. The film throws the viewer, through audio recordings and found video, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Monroe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2014
Runtime:
Independent Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Stolen Seas

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (7)

What really elevates the film ... is the crucial context that Payne provides to explain - but not justify - the pirates' actions.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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A documentary of such ambitious scope that you might need a remote control and a notebook to keep up with it.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Chicago Sun-Times
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Digs deep into the subject of piracy, arguing that it's less an anachronism than a sign of the times.

Full Review… | February 6, 2013
Chicago Reader
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Magnificent in its thoroughness and nuance, this dense, multifaceted study of Somali piracy really needs to settle down.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
New York Times
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A dense, sometimes dangerous 90-minute immersion in a world where lawlessness applies to all sides and, shockingly, international shipping companies would rather pay the ransoms than address the underlying problems.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Variety
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This drama is couched in illuminating context ...

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
Village Voice
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