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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Mar 19, 2014
    4
    A good heist flick requires 1 of 4 things: clever plotting, snappy dialogue, unusual settings or cool characters. This by-the-numbers version has zero. Kurt Russell and his estranged brother (Matt Dillon) team up for one final, big art scam with the inevitable, obvious twists. While it moves along steadily and the actors do OK, nothing about the writing or direction is a standout. TheA good heist flick requires 1 of 4 things: clever plotting, snappy dialogue, unusual settings or cool characters. This by-the-numbers version has zero. Kurt Russell and his estranged brother (Matt Dillon) team up for one final, big art scam with the inevitable, obvious twists. While it moves along steadily and the actors do OK, nothing about the writing or direction is a standout. The quick outtakes in the credits are funnier than anything in the movie. Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2014
    5
    I knew it. The Art of Steal is smart as hell but filled with dumb dialogue and screenplay. Story is average- nothing more than stealing a book with Kurt Russell and Matt Dillon (who's heist flick TAKERS was atrocious). This movie also stars Jay Baruschel, which in my opinion is the funniest in the movie itself. The Art of Steal is an average, lukewarm film that's a full on 5/10 by any means.
  3. Apr 17, 2014
    7
    The Art of the Steal is pretty good movie. It's form is much like Ocean's Eleven, which is actually ok for me. There also were moments, which made me laugh, but movie is not action-constant. In other words, its boring for 45 minutes and fun for 45 minutes. If the movie was so nice as ending, i'd go 9 but now 7.
  4. Sep 12, 2014
    7
    The first five minutes is a bit uneven, but the good news is...this is a very good movie with great dialogue.

    The banter between Jason jones and Terrance Stamp is priceless. Sure, it is a heist movie, but a decent one with a nice finish. The cast is Stellar. I hope Weinstein gives the writer/director another chance. While not polished, this rough gem is worth a viewing for any
    The first five minutes is a bit uneven, but the good news is...this is a very good movie with great dialogue.

    The banter between Jason jones and Terrance Stamp is priceless. Sure, it is a heist movie, but a decent one with a nice finish. The cast is Stellar. I hope Weinstein gives the writer/director another chance.

    While not polished, this rough gem is worth a viewing for any Terrance Stamp fan.
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Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    Jun 16, 2014
    60
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Mar 19, 2014
    50
    Once the script is done playing its belabored game of who’s who, it becomes a sleek and moderately clever exercise in narrative misdirection, with at least one or two twists sly enough to pull the wool over even an attentive viewer’s eyes, as the climactic rush of “gotcha!” flashbacks makes duly apparent
  3. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    Mar 14, 2014
    50
    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.