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The Art of the Steal

  • Comedy
  • Crime/detective
  • 2013
  • Jonathan Sobol
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Two art-thief brothers reunite for one last heist after years of bad blood in this old-fashioned caper movie. Having served a lengthy prison sentence after brother Matt Dillon ratted him out to save his own skin, Kurt Russell is now a third-rate motorcycle daredevil. Against his better judgement he joins his estranged brother and old gang members to steal a priceless religious manuscript - and so the convoluted double-crossing con-artistry begins. The cast members have a winning camaraderie: Jay Baruchel plays the nerdy sidekick to the hilt, Kenneth Welsh overloads the winning Irish charm, and Terence Stamp gets some waspish one-liners. But that can't enliven the self-conscious dialogue, hokey action and telegraphed plot machinations, which all feel like so many Guy Ritchie leftovers. Occasionally charming, yet completely unoriginal, this is dumb fun, no more, no less.

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Credits

Cast

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Crunch CalhounKurt Russell
Francie TobinJay Baruchel
Nicky CalhounMatt Dillon
Uncle PaddyKenneth Welsh
Guy de CornetChris Diamantopoulos
LolaKatheryn Winnick
Samuel WinterTerence Stamp
BickJason Jones

Crew

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DirectorJonathan Sobol

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2014-06-20
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing
Formats
Colour
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