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From Radius-twc, Sneak Peek footage from director Jonathan Sobol's new 'heist' comedy feature "The Art of the Steal", starring Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Jason Jones, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick and Chris Diamantopoulos:
"...'Crunch Calhoun' (Russell) is a motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, who agrees to pull off just one more heist with his brother 'Nicky' (Dillon).
"When Crunch get his old team back together to steal a priceless historical book, the plan leads into another riskier plan formed by Nicky. The two brothers don't realize that each of them have their own hidden agenda and their plans go awry..."
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- Michael Stevens
Tiff comes and Tiff goes and there are lots of movies that due to scheduling, the need for sleep and the necessity of food, just don't get in front of our eyes. And this year, one of them was "The Art Of The Steal" which brings together the ragtag crew of Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon and more for a heist comedy. We like heists (check out this feature), we like comedy, but does this work? The answer: shrug. Not really bad and not really good either, this first trailer presents the "Ocean's Eleven"-lite tale centered Crunch Calhoun (Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, who agrees to get back into the con game and pull off just one more big time score with his untrustworthy brother Nicky (Dillon). Crunch reassembles the old team and comes up with a plan to steal a priceless historical book, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
After premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (and hitting Canadian theaters this past fall), the crime caper The Art of the Steal is coming to big screens in the United States. Kurt Russell leads the film as a daredevil who is forced to head back into the arena of art theft for one last job with his shady brother Nicky (Matt Dillon). The cast is rounded out by Terrence Stamp, Jay Baruchel, Jason Jones and Katheryn Winnick, and while this doesn't look terrible, it does have the feel of a film that won't be all that memorable. At least it's not getting a January release date, but March is only slightly better. Here's the first Us trailer for Jonathan Sobol's The Art of the Steal from Radius-twc: Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell), a third rate motorcycle daredevil and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game »
- Ethan Anderton
Radius-twc has released the first trailer for director Jonathan Sobol new film The Art of the Steal. Led by Kurt Russell, the comedy tells the story of a small group of crooks who team up to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. The trailer teases a fun Ocean’s Eleven-style caper with plenty of comedic interplay between the ensemble cast, which also includes Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, and Jason Jones. Steve was a big fan of the film when he caught it at the Toronto International Film Festival, and if you missed them, be sure to watch his video interviews with Sobol and Baruchel. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, and Chris Diamantopoulos. The Art of the Steal will be available on VOD February 7, 2014 and opens in theaters March 14, 2014. »
- Adam Chitwood
One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Sobol‘s The Art of the Steal. Loaded with a great cast featuring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Jason Jones, and Chris Diamantopoulos, the film is about a small group that teams up to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. While I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, I had a blast watching The Art of the Steal. The pic is a fresh take on the heist genre, and it’s loaded with great dialogue and fun set pieces. I’m not sure when it’s going to be released in America, but it’s definitely worth checking out down the road. Shortly after the world premiere I landed an exclusive video interview with Jonathan Sobol. He talked about being at Tiff, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
It may seem as though it would be hard to go wrong with a heist movie. The genre gives off the impression that it pretty much takes care of itself, with the production of the movie being as straightforward and easy to pull off as the heist it’s depicting on the screen. With heightened expectations for a near-guarantee fun time at the movies comes heightened pressure for a movie to deliver on the scale as many of the most beloved films of all time. So although The Art of the Steal may not live up to the likes of caper classics such as Ocean’s Eleven, The Italian Job, Inception, or Guy Ritchie-type movies if that’s your thing, it makes up for some of its more tired clichés with some new twists and capable storytelling that warrants praise.
Written and directed by the rising and Canadian-born Jonathan Sobol, »
- Darren Ruecker
A movie heist is pretty much the same as a real-life one: you're only as good as your crew. And writer/director Jonathan Sobol managed to put together an expert one for the follow-up to his acclaimed debut "A Beginner's Guide to Endings."
For "The Art of the Steal," a border-hopping crime comedy full of double-crosses and high stakes heists, Sobol convinced big names like Kurt Russell, Terence Stamp, Matt Dillon and Jay Baruchel to come along for the ride. And for his part, Baruchel said the decision to join up was an easy one. He liked the script and cast, and he and the Canadian writer/director shared a mutual affinity for making movies at home, as well as knowing when to pepper the tightly-scripted heist plot with bits of improvised humour.
Moviefone Canada sat down with Baruchel and Sobol during the Toronto International Film Festival, where we heard about Sobol's heist movie inspirations, »
- Rick Mele
One of the many films to premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Sobol's The Art of the Steal. Loaded with a great cast featuring Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Jason Jones, and Chris Diamantopoulos, the film is about a small group that teams up to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. While I wasn't sure what to expect going in, I had a blast watching The Art of the Steal. The pic is a fresh take on the heist genre, and it's loaded with great dialogue and fun set pieces. While I'm not sure when it's going to be released in America, it's definitely worth checking out down the road. Shortly after the premiere, I landed an extended video interview with Jay Baruchel. During our wide-ranging conversation we talked about being at Tiff, what The Art of the Steal »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Kurt Russell may have spent the past few years making wine instead of making movies, but there's no denying that the man is still screen royalty -- especially considering that recent rumours of his involvement in "Fast & Furious 7" and/or "8" nearly broke the Internet.
In his new film "The Art of the Steal," Russell stars as Crunch Calhoun, a former getaway driver and current motorcycle stuntman more famous for his spectacular crashes than actually landing his jumps. That is, until his half-brother Nicky (Matt Dillon) gets Crunch and the old crew back together for one final score, one that Crunch is hoping will go down in the history books.
So while you'd expect "The Art of the Steal" director Jonathan Sobol and co-star Jay Baruchel to geek out over getting to work with the legendary leading man in their new heist movie, what you don't expect is for Russell to »
- Rick Mele
Toronto - Let's just call it as it is: Jay Baruchel is a freakin' cool dude. The self-described movie nerd took the train into Toronto Tuesday to help promote "The Art of the Steal," a new heist comedy that premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. And, thankfully, the 31-year-old Montreal resident is still as blunt and friendly as ever when talking to the press. Written and directed by Jonathan Sobol ("A Beginner's Guide to Endings"), "Steal" features an impressive cast including Baruchel, Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, underrated comedy chameleon Chris Diamantopoulos, Jason Jones ("The Daily Show"), Katheryn Winnick and »
- Gregory Ellwood
The immediate future looks promising for Canadian films on this year’s Toronto slate, with the world preems this weekend of acquisition titles like “Incendies” helmer Denis Villeneuve’s psychological thriller “Enemy” (Wme Global), starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Michael Dowse’s romcom “The F Word” (UTA, pictured), starring Daniel Radcliffe; and Don McKellar’s “The Grand Seduction” (Jeff Sackman), the English remake of the 2003 Quebec hit “Seducing Dr. Lewis.”
Tuesday will see the North American preem of wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s Venice-bowing thriller “Tom at the Farm” (MK2), which Variety’s review dubbed his “most accomplished and enjoyable work to date” and “his most commercially viable.” The film also nabbed the Venice Fipresci jury’s top prize.
Also screening Tuesday is Richie Mehta’s Venice-preeming “Siddharth” (Fortissimo), an India-set story about a father’s quest for his young son, which Variety’s review called “a small gem whose humanity should play »
- Jennie Punter
Plenty of films are debuting at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival over the next week, and we're getting an influx of trailers for some of them. The latest one is The Art of the Steal, a crime caper featuring the interesting assembly of Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp and Jay Baruchel along with supporting turns from Katheryn Winnick and Jason Jones. The story follows a third rate motorcycle daredevil (Russell) and semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get back into the con game and pull off one final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, Nicky (Dillon) and a ragtag team of thieves. Here's the first trailer for Jonathan Sobol's The Art of the Steal from eOne: 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 final lucrative art theft with his untrustworthy brother, »
- Ethan Anderton
It’s likely that all you need to know to be sold on writer/director Jonathan Sobol’s new film, The Art of the Steal, is that it stars Kurt Russell as a low-rent, karate-chopping motorcycle daredevil who sometimes uses his motorcycle skills to be the wheelman during high stakes heists. So, sort of like Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines, only hopefully we’ll get to watch the ridiculous motorcycle stuff for the whole movie this time. See? Everyone is sold already, and Russell isn’t even the only thing this movie has going for it. As much fun as he is to watch when he’s playing ridiculous characters like this, The Art of the Steal also gives you other fun stuff to look forward to, like Goon and This is the End star Jay Baruchel playing his awkward son, Matt Dillon playing his sleazy brother, Terence Stamp »
- Nathan Adams
Throughout his career, Kurt Russell has built up so much goodwill for me that I totally buy him as an aging motorcycle stunt driver turned master criminal in the first trailer for The Art of the Steal, which is set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next week. Russell decides to pull --- wait for it --- "one last job" after cracking up his bike, putting together a team that includes his half-brother, Matt Dillon, who is supposedly the "idea man." The cast also features Terence Stamp, Jay Baruchel, and Jason Jones (from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart). Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner's Guide to Endings) wrote and directed. Heist movies are a dime a dozen, and this one could easily be a...
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Kurt Russell leads crime-caper The Art Of The Steal as Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, who, with the help of shady brother Matt Dillon and band of misfit pals, attempts to pull off a new job by laying his hands on one of the most valuable books in the world. However, it’s not all about the thrill or the cash for the career criminal. Crunch as a score to settle and he’s keen to rewrite some chapters of his own past as well.
The Art Of The Steal will premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival and co-stars Terence Stamp, Jay Baruchel, Katheryn Winnick, Devon Bostick, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jason Jones. Check out the first trailer from the film written and directed by Jonathan Sobol.
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- Craig Hunter
Actor Kurt Russell has built a steady career as an everyman actor, becoming a crowd favourite through his roles in features such as The Thing, Escape From New York, and Big Trouble in Little China. Thus, any project he is attached to gains interest from his numerous fans, and his newest feature is no different. Titled The Art of the Steal, the film sees Russell working alongside a cast that includes Matt Dillon, Jay Baruchel, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Jason Jones, and Chris Diamantopoulos, with a script from Jonathan Sobol, who also directs. The first trailer for the film, which shall be screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, has now been released, and can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Check out the first images from The Art of the Steal, an upcoming comedy written and directed by Jonathan Sobol, which is scheduled to be shown at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (runs from September 5 – 15th). As you already see from our title, some great cast is on board, and includes Kurt Russell, Jay Baruchel and Matt Dillon among others. Head inside to take a look… So, in case you’re not so familiar with this comedy, we’re here to inform you that the movie revolves around a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief named Crunch Calhoun, played by Kurt Russell. He...
- Jeanne Standal
With each passing year, Tiff is becoming more and more prominent on the film festival circuit, with more and more Oscar-primed films making their debut out in Canada. And with the initial line-up announced for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the trend is definitely continuing.
Amongst the many, many films making their presence felt out in Toronto will be Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated 12 Years a Slave, which launched a powerful first trailer earlier in the month. The film sees Chiwetel Ejiofor lead a fantastic cast, with Michael Fassbender returning to work for his Hunger / Shame director, alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Paul Giamatti, and many more.
Opening the festival will be Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, alongside Daniel Brühl, Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie, and Stanley Tucci.
And closing it will be Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime, »
- Kenji Lloyd
This morning, the Toronto International Film Festival announced its terrific line-up for their Galas and Special Presentation programs. Among the films with new images and synopses are: Life of Crime (Directed by Daniel Schechter) Starring John Hawkes, Yasiin Bey (a.k.a Mos Def), Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Mark Boone Jr. The Railway Man (Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky) Starring Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Nicole Kidman. Third Person (Directed by Paul Haggis) Starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Kim Basinger, and Moran Atias. The Art of the Steal (Directed by Jonathan Sobol) Starring Jay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Kurt Russell, Terence Stamp, Katheryn Winnick, Chris Diamantopoulos, Kenneth Welsh, and Jason Jones. Bad Words (Directed by Jason Bateman) Starring Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall, Kathryn Hahn, and Rohan Chand. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. »
- Matt Goldberg
The first wave of titles for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. As usual, there is a bounty of highly-anticipated movies, led by the North American premieres of Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity and Keanu Reeves' Man of Tai Chi, as well as the world premiere of Jason Reitman's Labor Day. Much more is to come. Here's a quick listing, courtesy of Screen Daily: The Art Of The Steal (Canada) dir Jonathan Sobol World premiere August: Osage County (Us), dir John Wells World premiere Cold Eyes (South Korea), dirs Cho Ui-seok and Kim Byung-seo North American premiere The Grand Seduction (Canada), dir Don McKellar World premiere Kill Your Darlings (Us), dir John Krokidas International premiere The Love Punch (France), dir Joel Hopkins World premiere...
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