This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 7, 2021

A museum guard buzzes in two men dressed as cops, who vanish 81 minutes later with a priceless Rembrandt and a dozen other works of art.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2021

Law enforcement examine the museum to explore whether it was an inside job. A suspect is identified, but the investigation is compromised.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2021

Sightings of the missing artwork are reported as criminal activity provides fresh leads. A potential perpetrator and a motive are found.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2021

Two men dressed as police officers make their way into a Boston museum to steal priceless art. An exploration of this daring and infamous crime.

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This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist: Season 1 Videos

Tv Season Info

In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Take a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime.

Cast & Crew

Jane Rosenthal
Executive Producer
Linda Henry
Executive Producer
Colin Barnicle
Executive Producer
Nick Barnicle
Executive Producer

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Critic Reviews for This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

The problem here is that not only is Colin Barnicle's series formally stale but it never quite figures out what story to tell.

Apr 7, 2021 | Full Review…

"Stale" shouldn't be a word used to describe the retelling of the world's largest art heist, but [in] the series' lowest points, it undeniably is. However, there are enough narrative highs to make it worth watching.

Apr 8, 2021 | Full Review…

Filmmakers and brothers Colin and Nick Barnicle demonstrate a keen eye for dramatic storytelling from the very start

Apr 7, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In all, this makes for a fascinating portrait of an incident that lives on in the memory of a city that has both high culture and organized crime encoded in its DNA.

Apr 6, 2021 | Full Review…

Although This Is A Robbery is a true crime docuseries, it has a different feel than the murder-related ones Netflix produces.

Apr 9, 2021 | Full Review…

There's little new to add to the story. Even so, it loses nothing in the retelling, and the accumulating weight of time passing gives the story renewed force.

Apr 8, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is a Robbery is most illuminating when exploring the motivations of thieves who pilfer priceless one-of-a-kind artworks.

Apr 7, 2021 | Full Review…

This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist is a neat, tidy series that encapsulates an audacious crime.

Apr 7, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist: Season 1

  • 22h ago
    Extremely slow for some facts that can be quicker checked On google. Not worth the time.
  • 3d ago
    Somewhat interesting, but at times unfocused, look at a case I knew nothing about. The nature of this case encourages the old tried and true tradition of "throwing stuff against a wall to see what sticks", and the doc heads down a few of these seemingly far fetched rabbit holes. I'd have probably rated this higher years ago but the true crime doc field has become so saturated that it is much harder to stand out. 5.5/10

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