75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A thoroughly enjoyable caper that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Enjoyable heist pic is more talk than action.
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70

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
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.
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67

The Playlist

By Todd Gilchrist
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.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
What the movie crucially lacks is the clockwork complications that produce a payoff.
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60

Arizona Republic

By Barbara VanDenburgh
For a film about art forgeries, The Art of the Steal is itself something of a forgery, a painstaking, brushstroke-by-brushstroke re-creation of masterworks dreamed up by better artists. And like a good forgery, it's enjoyable on the surface, but loses its charm a bit once you do some digging.
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Conventional to an almost eye-watering degree, this could have used a little more effort to subvert the genre - and a little more Terence Stamp.
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50

The Dissolve

By Mike D'Angelo
The movie occasionally sputters to life thanks to the energetic contributions of various supporting players, including The Daily Show’s Jason Jones as an overly aggressive Interpol agent, and a little-known actor named Dax Ravina as a thug with an impressive knowledge of Georges Seurat.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
An uneven, mildly amusing, and highly derivative flick featuring a wonderful, quirky cast as a crew of art thieves who run a complex scam on the art world, and on each other.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
It’s like a low-budget, Canadian version of “Ocean’s 11,” with about half as many characters and about one-tenth the charm and style.
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53 out of 100
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