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Stolen Reviews

November 2, 2006
The film is a bit rough around the edges, but it found an unforgettable character in a dogged 75-year-old art robbery sleuth named Harold Smith.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2006
Stolen is ultimately too lightweight and indecisive -- ironic, for a film ostensibly about people in thrall to an all-consuming passion.
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
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
June 30, 2006
Captures a great yearning among many different people across time, all affected by Gardner and her legacy, especially those parts now missing.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
June 30, 2006
A captivating documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
June 22, 2006
In the end, we're treated to an overture of possibilities rather than a satisfying film.
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
May 8, 2006
Whatever the outcome of all this hugger-mugger, as yet unresolved, Stolen gives us hints about a special sort of muscle.
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
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
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
April 21, 2006
It's like racing through a detective novel, only to find the last page has been torn out.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2006
A haunting and expansive documentary about the search for the precious paintings stolen in 1990 from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.
April 18, 2006
The doc prioritizes flash over facts, leaving you pining for the New Yorker exposť it could've been.
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.
July 7, 2005
A docu that should appeal not just to the legion of Vermeer fans, but to lovers of good mystery.