Stolen Seas


Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    May 24, 2013
    Assembled from three years’ worth of visits to one of the world’s most volatile hot zones, the format of Stolen Seas is as every bit as exciting as its content, raising beguiling questions about how the team managed to acquire the footage so stunningly interwoven by editor Garret Price.
  2. Reviewed by:  Omer M. Mozaffar
    May 24, 2013
    Thymaya Payne's Stolen Seas is a documentary of such ambitious scope that you might need a remote control and a notebook to keep up with it.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Apr 18, 2013
    What really elevates the film, though, is the crucial context that Payne provides to explain — but not justify — the pirates' actions.
  4. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jan 16, 2013
    The documentary Stolen Seas is not just a high-energy chronicle of a ship's hijacking; Thymaya Payne's bold debut feature steps back for a view of Somali piracy that's both broader and more incisive than most mainstream news coverage.
  5. Reviewed by:  Alan Scherstuhl
    Jan 16, 2013
    The protracted 2008 ship-napping of the CEC couched in illuminating context.

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