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  • Summary: In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick's Day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen was Vermeer's "The Concert" one of only 35 of the masters surviving works. To date, not a single work has been recovered. Stolen is a full exploration of this unusual crime and the fascinating, disparate characters involved: from the 19th century Grand Dame Isabella Gardner to the 17th century Dutch masters to a 21st century terrorist organization with a penchant for stealing Vermeers. (Precision Films) Expand
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  1. 88
    The Poe-like atmosphere in Stolen is such a chilling success that when Mashberg says that Gardner would have cracked this case herself, it's impossible to imagine that she isn't out looking for those paintings right now.
  2. 75
    But in the end it all comes to naught: Tantalyzing though the leads are, the paintings remain elusive.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    Little turns out well in Rebecca Dreyfus's Stolen, a haunting and expansive documentary.
  4. 63
    A captivating documentary.
  5. Despite the soft-spoken Smith, a type-A British liaison self-named the Turbocharger, and the apparent involvement of the IRA, the doc prioritizes flash over facts, leaving you pining for the New Yorker exposé it could've been.
  6. In the end, we're treated to an overture of possibilities rather than a satisfying film.
  7. Deyfus' haphazard filmmaking dissipates a potentially fascinating mystery into one long diversion.

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