• Released
  • July 31, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 15 min
  • Documentary
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Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panther Synopsis
This film tells the story of the Pink Panthers, the world's most successful diamond thieves.
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The Guardian

The casefile remains open, but this considered investigation matches the Panthers' bravura with an organisational flair of its own.
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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The world's most successful ring of diamond thieves is inventively and insightfully explored in the documentary Smash and Grab: The Story...
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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The movie's most exciting when the precision and jaw-dropping nerve of the gang holds center stage.
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Slant Magazine

It occasionally succumbs to the pitfalls of the mock-thriller kitsch it slyly dismantles, but it's made up for in a wry and experimental...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
You can’t make this stuff up. But Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers would be fascinating even if it wasn’t so timely.
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By Scott Foundas
Marking does an admirable job of ceding centerstage to the Panthers without letting the film turn soft or letting her subjects turn...
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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
Smash and Grab has a grating, repetitive score and can look a little homely on the big screen. But unlike many true-crime accounts, it...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The doc breezily sketches out the process of casing, smashing, grabbing, escaping, and fencing, not in as much detail as David Samuels's...
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It’s a fascinating inside look, made all the more thrilling by Marking’s access to actual Pink Panthers.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Smash & Grab aims to replicate the mesmeric tension of a Michael Mann thriller (the crime-cinema impresario is even explicitly referenced by...
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Rated NR