The Art of the Steal

2014

The Art of the Steal

Critics Consensus

It boasts a terrific cast led by the always-watchable Kurt Russell and Terence Stamp, but The Art of the Steal wastes its stars on a formulaic plot that borrows too obviously from superior heist pictures.

45%

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Reviews Counted: 49

39%
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39%
Average Rating: 3.1/5

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Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the successful heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con comedy about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood. (c) Radius-TWC

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Cast

Kurt Russell
as Crunch Calhoun
Jay Baruchel
as Francie Tobin
Matt Dillon
as Nicky Calhoun
Terence Stamp
as Samuel Winter
Chris Diamantopoulos
as Guy de Cornet
Kenneth Welsh
as Uncle Paddy McCarthy
Jason Jones
as Interpol Agent Bick
Elle Downs
as Female Border Guard
Durward Allan
as Julius Friedman
Rob deLeeuw
as Van Der Beer
Christopher Dyson
as Ranking Officer
Jasmin Geljo
as Detective Brodowski
Vieslav Krystyan
as Detective Kumik
Maria Lerinman
as Belly Dancer
Eugene Lipinski
as Bartkowiak
Scott McCrickard
as Beefy Guy #1
Stephen McHattie
as Dirty Ernie
A.C. Peterson
as Reverend Herman Headly
Joe Pingue
as Carmen
K. Trevor Wilson
as Beefy Guy #2
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Audience Reviews for The Art of the Steal

Typical confidence caper pulled off by capable hands all around making for a good afternoon at the movies. Think Thomas Crown Affair. Fun stuff.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

A light, never too serious Canadian art-heist comedy by Jonathan Sobol is only 90 minutes long, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Leading actor Kurt Russell is a part of a great team starring Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Jones, and with this bunch there is never fun or style lacking. Very fast pace with almost impossible plot, makes it simply lovable! The story of Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief will take you around the world. He agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Of course, reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book... after the successful heist, his brother suggest another far riskier plan. They fail to realize each other's separate agendas when their plan goes opposite direction in this con movie about honour. You will always feel the possibility of the hovering revenge but you won't be allowed to forget that somewhere there are bonds of brotherhood. If you have a spare night to watch a fun movie, choose this!

Panta Oz
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

A tremendously enjoyable and twist filled comedy caper with a great cast that you cant help but love. A hilarious, stylish and wickedly entertaining movie from start to finish. It's fresh, fun, loaded with ideas and pays great homage to classics like The Sting and Oceans Eleven. The entire cast is fantastic and give funny and sharp performances. Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon and Terence Stamp are excellent. Kenneth Welsh, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jason Jones are hilarious.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

½

While I still sat through this movie entertained, it wasn't that great.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

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