The Art of the Steal Reviews

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April 11, 2018
Completely fine Canadian heist movie.
March 15, 2018
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June 27, 2016
While neither the smartest nor the funniest film, it does give enough of both to warrant forgiveness.
June 19, 2014
An entertaining lark.
June 19, 2014
There's little that's unfamiliar about director Jonathan Sobol's switchbacking caper so he winningly cashes in on the strength of his cast, particularly Russell's world-weary con and a scene-stealing Stamp as the languidly insolent Brit.
June 16, 2014
The strenuous presentation might remind you of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, but the boisterous script has some legitimately amusing moments along the way ...
June 16, 2014
Kurt Russell returns in this blithely unambitious caper flick.
April 21, 2014
"The Art of the Steal" won't trick audiences into thinking they've seen anything new, but it's just clever enough to keep them distracted from realizing that they haven't.
March 17, 2014
A movie that scores by way owning its familiarity. If the plot specifics are basically a yawn, director Sobol wisely keeps seriousness at bay, infusing his effort with a springy energy.
March 14, 2014
There are a handful of actors working today whose mere presence justifies whatever film they are in. Kurt Russell is at the top of a very short list for me, and has been so for decades.
March 13, 2014
Matt Dillon and Kurt Russell may not make the most convincing half-brothers, but "The Art of the Steal" is a fairly amusing heist film with some sibling tension helping the story along.
March 13, 2014
Despite its all-too-familiar surface gloss, The Art Of The Steal has something more sophisticated going on inside.
March 13, 2014
In many ways, "The Art of the Steal" is an ideal Kurt Russell vehicle: silly, energetic yet capable of delivering the basic goods.
March 12, 2014
Sobol encourages his excellent cast, which includes the iconic Terence Stamp as a federal informant and Jay Baruchel as the gang's weakest link, to steal scenes left and right.
March 11, 2014
The Art of the Steal doesn't advance the nerdy intertextuality that has distinguished ironic crime films since Guy Ritchie, but writer-director Jonathan Sobol knows the ropes.
March 5, 2014
One of the most fun heist movies ever, bursting with snappy humor and a twisty cleverness that knows that you know that you are getting conned as much as the mark onscreen.
February 24, 2014
The characters steal the show, much like they steal some damn fine art in the movie itself.
February 21, 2014
The film has a breezy, peppy pace and gets right to it in 90 minutes with fun characters you want to see.
February 21, 2014
The end result satisfies both our vicarious greed and the desire some viewers will have to see a priceless work of art wind up in the hands of someone who couldn't care less about its price.
February 21, 2014
Surprises are intended but rarely matter in the long run, as writer/director Jonathan Sobol finds the rhythm of the piece in its set-up, watching rumpled characters plan out their bad behavior with the aid of tart banter and slick editing.
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