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Art Heist (2004)

When a painting owned by one of her clients is stolen from a Barcelona museum, a New York-based artexpert is sent there to help investigate. After more paintings are stolen, she learns that... See full summary »

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Bryan Goeres
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ellen Pompeo ... Sandra Walker
William Baldwin ... Bruce Walker
Abel Folk ... Daniel Marin
Simón Andreu ... Maximov
Ed Lauter ... Victor Boyd
Andrés Herrera ... Fernando
Damià Plensa Damià Plensa ... César
Roger Delmont ... Héctor
Diego Martín ... Josep
Madison Goeres Madison Goeres ... Alison Walker
Alex O'Dogherty ... Inspector Rubio
Vanessa Mesa Vanessa Mesa ... Lluïsa
Rachel Laure ... Gabriela
Montserrat Gausachs Montserrat Gausachs ... Sra. Bassols
Juan Guzmán Juan Guzmán ... Duran
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When a painting owned by one of her clients is stolen from a Barcelona museum, a New York-based artexpert is sent there to help investigate. After more paintings are stolen, she learns that she is being framed for the crimes. With the help of her estranged husband, a New York cop, they must not only solve the crimes but clear her name. Written by Anonymous

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There's an art to every crime.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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First it's one "Aha, this is what this films all about". The second comes the shock and last the awe at how people spend money on sad productions like this!!!
14 April 2005 | by eriksteeSee all my reviews

Baldwin has really stooped low to make such movies. The script, the music, just about everything in this movie is a waste of time.

The sound FX do not sound real, they stick out way too much (technical gadgets etc.) If they are trying to make a movie about things like this, at least try to get real with it and drop those extra bleeps and beeps, because those gadgets don't really make loud sounds like that. Natural sounds like footsteps and such are non-existent, which gives it a void-like atmosphere.

Directing seems to be OK for such a low budget film (I sure hope it was a low budget production), although it does seem fairly amateurish at times.

Most characters seem empty and false, they simply haven't casted this movie very well. I'd imagine it would've been a better idea to make Baldwin speak some Spanish than to make Spanish actors speak English, when we all know that theirs is the language which is more vibrant and alive, that is why the actors performance can suffer greatly if an odd language is used. I mean, could finally someone realise how stupid it sounds to make international actors speak English with a bad accent? It's should've a long ago buried corpse in movie production. The production team ever heard of subtitles? This movie again manages to depict European police as lazy and corrupt, the societies as vulnerable and helpless. I mean if the plot again goes like "The Interpol can't do jack, so let's call one American to bring down this international syndicate" or whatever.

Sony Pictures treads on the same path as Columbia before it, just producing movies for the hell of it. I'd imagine them to have some self respect also. Are buyers supposed to buy every dirty title just because Sony puts out something good a few times a year?! Maybe they should've used the same team as who were making Di Que Si - Say I Do. It's spoken in Spanish and Paz Vega and Santi Millan do a decent job keeping the movie afloat. Looks and sounds much better! Come on Sony, wake up, produce less, sell more.


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Spain | USA

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English | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

22 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A bűn művészete See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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