The Art of the Steal Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kurt Russell, Katheryn Winnick, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp

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This great movie is about a double-cross. The character Crunch Calhoun (played by Kurt Russell) wants to get even with his brother Nicky Calhoun (played by Matt Dillon) for ratting him out and causing him to go to jail for almost six years. Nicky is so self-serving that he believes that he has the ability to set up his brother up once again, even when he was actually responsible for sending his brother to jail to avoid doing time himself.
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Nicky pretends to have his older brother Crunch's interest in hand but conspires to use him as a pawn in his game to steal and re-sell fake copies of major art works as part of his con game. His brother Crunch seemingly goes along with everything that is part of Nicky s plan to use him once again but to Nicky's surprise everything he does is actually used against him.

The valuable art work is stolen, but which one? And who actually did it and who sells the fake replicas to rabid collectors who don't mind acquiring stolen art? At first it is Nicky's game but in the end his brother Crunch trumps his efforts and finally gets revenge for being sent to prison for so many years by his brother.

Best part of story, including ending: The surprise ending of this movie is spectacular.

Best scene in story: When the old guy - the character Uncle Paddy (played by Kenneth Welsh) sexually ravishes a woman who is an art expert. It is great to see intense sex scenes between elders.

Opinion about the main character: Kurt Russell's character appears to be a complete loser, but in the end he turns the tables completely around and emerges as the victor in a way that is legendary.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   stolen goods organization If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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