The Art of the Steal Reviews

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March 13, 2014
It's as if Sobol walked a tight-rope over the falls, got distracted by the view and then crawled back to safety.
March 13, 2014
The actors give it punch, but in the grand scheme of caper comedies, "The Art of the Steal" is more breathlessly imitative than authentic.
March 12, 2014
You can almost feel the actors in the by-the-numbers heist film "The Art of the Steal" waiting for someone to give them something interesting to do.
March 12, 2014
The film is made up of plundered parts from the Oceans series and The Usual Suspects, and-like several of the forged tomes that figure in the plot-it's a pale imitation.
March 11, 2014
An energetic but paper-thin genre exercise, filled with pleasant riffs on the standard heist flick, but ultimately lacking in payoff.
September 20, 2013
As is often the case in these caper flicks, there's too much plot for insufficient dramatic effect, and alert viewers will suss out where it's all heading in the first five minutes.
September 19, 2013
The Art of the Steal is never beautiful, but it's a pleasant enough diversion if you squint a bit or stand far enough back.
September 19, 2013
Feels like a series of vignettes featuring smart quipping stars randomly strung together.
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