50

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This gravely serious drama is as insular as a tomb with Muzak. It takes a particularly heavy hand to make us numb to the abduction of two children, but that's the effect of the wall-to-wall music and earnestly dour performances.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Not a masterpiece, perhaps, but technically polished, with inspired performances and enough suspense that by the time Mr. Hamm found the redemption that freed him from his own demons, I was so wired I needed a Valium.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
James Van Der Beek plays the same suspect over a 50-year period, sporting some of the worst old-age makeup in memory in the present-day sequences.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
No one is able to make much of the disposable script, but Hamm is so limited by the period trappings that it seems as if he simply wandered onto the wrong set.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Hamm is unable to do much with his underwritten role, and the present-day sequences don't really hold interest.
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40

Time Out New York

Stolen’s major flaws result from writer Glenn Taranto’s screenplay, which keeps piling on plot twists at the expense of anything resembling character development.
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40

Variety

A technically polished thriller marred by textbook filmmaking that grows increasingly dull as the plot wears on.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Plays like a middling episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” drawn out an extra half-hour and embellished with pretentious literary and cinematic flourishes.
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30

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
It's uncertain whether or not Taranto and debuting helmer Anders Anderson looked at the "Law & Order: SVU" and "Cold Case" episodes that also used the crime as a plot thread; the sub-televisual incompetence of their film suggests not.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a toss-up as to what's the worse sin in this graceless piece of tragedy porn.
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34 out of 100
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