The Art of Steal is a heist flick about a washed up stunt driver/wheelman who teams up with some friends to steal the most valuable book in the world.
The book? The Guttenberg Bible. So at the very least the criminals will go to hell for stealing THE BIBLE.
So the daredevil is sort of a loser. His life hasn’t turned out the way he wanted. The truly great people, he thinks, never compromise, but he does. When someone offers him a bit of extra cash to crash his motorcycle during a jump, he does it. He’s that kinda guy. So he doesn’t just want money. He wants to be remembered as being the guy who did something great, and his mind that means stealing something epic.
So he teams up with some friends and family to create a team capable of stealing the Guttenberg Bible. He’s the wheelman.
And it devolves into even more of an Ocean’s 11 ripoff from there.
The Art of Steal was written and directed by Jonathan Sobol. I swear I’ve heard his name before, but for the life of me I can’t figure out where, and his list of credits is fairly sparse, so I’m not sure. Maybe he’s just one of those dudes who sounds familiar but doesn’t have talent.
Like a Canadian.
September 20, 2013.
Kurt Russell . . . Crunch
Matt Dillon . . . Nicky
Jay Baruchel . . . Francie
I like Kurt Russell a lot. He’s a badass who doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his badassery. Also, I like heist movies.
Kurt Russell isn’t exactly A-list, and while the trailer doesn’t look bad, The Art of Steal is getting a limited release. It’s probably not going to be a massive success.
I think The Art of Steal is going to struggle to find an audience. I think those who know what it is going into it will be pleasantly surpised that it’s a fun film, but it doesn’t have the star power necessary to really blow up and be a major hit. Too bad.