The Art of the Steal Synopsis
A semireformed art thief agrees to pull off one final heist with his untrustworthy brother.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A thoroughly enjoyable caper that doesn’t outstay its welcome.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Enjoyable heist pic is more talk than action.
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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...
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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...
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
What the movie crucially lacks is the clockwork complications that produce a payoff.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Great Cast and some clever dialog

By tomw1000
The Art of the Steal is entertaining even though it is a variation on an old theme. It is not a great film but better than most out at this time....

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Rated R | For Some Sexual References and Language Throughout