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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 1, 2010
This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2010
A leaden murder mystery with a clunky structure that swings back and forth between 1958 and 2008, Stolen wastes the talents of a reasonably good cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
March 17, 2010
Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but technically polished, with inspired performances and enough suspense that by the time Mr. Hamm found the redemption that freed him from his own demons, I was so wired I needed a Valium.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 16, 2010
No one is able to make much of the disposable script, but Hamm is so limited by the period trappings that it seems as if he simply wandered onto the wrong set.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 12, 2010
Plays like a middling episode of Law & Order: SVU, drawn out an extra half-hour and embellished with pretentious literary and cinematic flourishes.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 12, 2010
Though generally ham-fisted, Stolen may appeal to Hamm's more die-hard fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 11, 2010
The low-boil mystery-thriller Stolen was once known as The Boy In The Box and then Stolen Lives, but now has a title as nondescript as its contents.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 10, 2010
[A] graceless piece of tragedy porn...
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Kevin B. Lee
Time Out
March 10, 2010
Anders Anderson's thriller struggles to intertwine the two mysteries and ends up doing justice to neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
March 9, 2010
In the lead-up to the inevitable connection, Anderson builds suspense around innumerable close-ups of telephone touchpads, liquids being spilled, [and] Lucas straining to be a credible hayseed.
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Jordan Mintzer
March 9, 2010
A technically polished thriller marred by textbook filmmaking that grows increasingly dull as the plot wears on.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2010
Two missing children stories are combined to less than compelling effect in this sluggish thriller.