THE ART OF THE STEAL, written and directed by Jonathan Sobol, it's pretty difficult not to just lean back, relax and go with it. This is particu-larly true when the movie offers little violence (I think there may be a slap in the face and a punch or two exchanged); instead, there is clever, sometimes dizzying plotting and the kind of rat-a-tat pace that rarely allows you to parse the details.
Kurt Russell, shown below, for one; Terence Stamp, shown further below, right, with Jason Jones; and Kenneth Welsh). Matt Dillon, in the penultimate photo, below, is also one of the stars. We see him a bit more often these days, and my goodness but he's aging wonderfully well!
Ca$h, to which I think The Art of the Steal owes some perhaps unintentional credit. (If you have not seen Ca$h, you really should, and you can stream it here via Netflix).
Radius/TWC and running 90 minutes -- breaks no new ground but should certainly provide a nice evening's viewing. The Blu-ray and DVD hit the streets this Tuesday, May 6, and the film, I expect, will eventualy find itself on Netflix streaming, thanks to the recent deal between NF and TWC. (That's Jay Baruchel -- above right, with Mr. Russell -- who brings his usual goofy, funny charm to the movie.)