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LAist Movie Review: The Art of the Steal

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Capers. Heists. Bank jobs. There’s no shortage of ways to communicate such a specific type of premeditated robbery of high-value items, and certainly no limit to the true tales that surround such terms. There are fantastic stories of burrowing, bribing, and even plain old brute force from France to Russia to Puerto Rico and back around. And what makes these stories so wonderful to hear is simple: they’re fun, fantastical, and adrenaline-inducing. While the new Don Argott documentary The Art of the Steal certainly has moments that resemble the best of what other heists have to offer, the film ultimately moves away from ‘whodunit?’ and into ‘who cares?’