REVIEW: THE ART OF STEAL
OVERVIEW: Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS-TWC are proud to announce the home entertainment release of Jonathan Sobol’s crime caper, THE ART OF THE STEAL. Following its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, RADiUS-TWC released the film theatrically on March 14th of this year. Audiences can own the clever heist film on DVD and Blu-Ray™ on May 6, 2014.
The New York Times’ Neil Genzlinger hails THE ART OF THE STEAL as “an amusing heist film” and adds that “a quirky sense of humor keeps the film enjoyable.” In his review for MSN Movies, James Rocchi declares the film as a “stylish-but-smart con artistry caper” that is “criminally enjoyable.”
THE ART OF THE STEAL has a running time of 90 minutes and is rated R for language throughout and some sexual references. DVD and Blu-Ray™ special features include Feature Commentary with writer/director Jonathan Sobol and producer Nicholas Tabarrok, Doing the Crime: Making The Art of the Steal and The Making of “The Theft of the Mona Lisa.”
SYNOPSIS: Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one last big art heist with his conniving brother, Nicky (Matt Dillon). Reassembling the old team, Crunch comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, but the heist leads to another far riskier plan devised by Nicky. They fail to realize each other’s separate agendas when their plan goes awry in this con movie about honor, revenge and the bonds of brotherhood. Also starring Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Welsh, Jason Jones and Terence Stamp.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles - English Spanish
Blu-ray™ disc unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring perfect hi-def picture and hi-def sound.
Feature Commentary with writer/director Jonathan Sobol and producer Nicholas Tabarrok
Doing the Crime: Making The Art of the Steal
The Making of “The Theft of the Mona Lisa.”