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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Stolen owes its persuasiveness less to its substance than to the visual craft of Dreyfus and her celebrated cinematographer, Albert Maysles. In telling the story of an unsolved crime, they use every trick available to awaken and prolong suspense before a payoff that never comes. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's like racing through a detective novel, only to find the last page has been torn out. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Provides a treasure trove of outrageous characters, rampant speculation, personal obsessions and a glimpse into the rarefied world of art collecting. Instead of spinning off in so many directions, the film actually pulls together into an engrossing meditation on the value of art in our lives. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    It's easy to understand why so many people have been obsessed with this story for so long. When the paintings are finally found, the story will make a great Hollywood movie. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    But in the end it all comes to naught: Tantalyzing though the leads are, the paintings remain elusive. show more

  • 63
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    A captivating documentary. show more

  • 50
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Deyfus' haphazard filmmaking dissipates a potentially fascinating mystery into one long diversion. show more

  • 70
    New York Magazine (Vulture)

    Little turns out well in Rebecca Dreyfus's Stolen, a haunting and expansive documentary. show more

  • 70
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    Stolen is about a puzzle that's resisted solution for more than 15 years, but that doesn't stop it from being a fascinating, adventurous documentary with a lively and eccentric cast of characters. show more

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