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November 2, 2006
Stolen is ultimately too lightweight and indecisive -- ironic, for a film ostensibly about people in thrall to an all-consuming passion.
June 29, 2006
... a meandering survey of dead ends and colorful theories, interspersed with a dry history lesson that serves as little more than tasteful padding.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 18, 2006
The doc prioritizes flash over facts, leaving you pining for the New Yorker exposť it could've been.
June 22, 2006
In the end, we're treated to an overture of possibilities rather than a satisfying film.
April 20, 2006
muddled in the monotonous
| Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2006
Rebecca Dreyfus's middling documentary recounts the efforts to retrieve masterpieces stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2006
That it never quite reaches an 'Aha!' moment is the movie's chief flaw, as we have been set up to expect answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2006
In telling the story of an unsolved crime, they use every trick available to awaken and prolong suspense before a payoff that never comes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 21, 2006
It's like racing through a detective novel, only to find the last page has been torn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 7, 2005
Stolen provides a treasure trove of outrageous characters, rampant speculation, personal obsessions and a glimpse into the rarefied world of art collecting.
November 2, 2006
An entertaining, scattershot affair that promises more than it can deliver.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2007
An unusually thoughtful documentary about one of the modern era's most audacious art thefts.
April 21, 2006
Since the case remains unsolved, the film lacks a true ending, but it finds some wonderful personalities along the way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2006
In the end, the question remains: who the heck did the theft and where are the paintings now?
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 6, 2006
What [Dreyfus] loses in modern day intrigue, she makes up for with history, art lessons and a detective straight out of Agatha Christie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 7, 2005
A docu that should appeal not just to the legion of Vermeer fans, but to lovers of good mystery.
May 6, 2006
The meat of the film is [Dreyfus'] dauntless gumshoe, who plays his role to such eccentric perfection, he would have to have been invented had he not existed prior to that fateful March morning.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2006
A spooky new documentary that you'll see for its central mystery (who stole those paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 16 years ago?), but you'll stay for the ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 17, 2006
PBS sponsors will not be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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