This Is a Robbery
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|This Is a Robbery|
|Directed by||Colin Barnicle|
|Music by||Jason Hill|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Running time||50–57 minutes|
|Production company||Barnicle Brothers Production TriBeCa Productions|
|Original release||April 7, 2021|
This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist is a 2021 American documentary miniseries about the March 18, 1990 robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The four-part series was directed by Colin Barnicle, who also produced alongside his brother Nick Barnicle. The series was produced over a seven-year period, beginning in 2014. It was released on Netflix on April 7, 2021, receiving generally positive reviews from critics.
|No.||Title||Original release date|
|1||"They Looked Like Cops"||April 7, 2021|
|In Boston 1990, two men dressed as police officers enter the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and leave with Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee and A Lady and Gentleman in Black, Vermeer's The Concert, and ten other works of art.|
|2||"Vipers in the Grass"||April 7, 2021|
|As law enforcement scrutinizes the museum's security, a suspect emerges.|
|3||"We've Seen It"||April 7, 2021|
|As alleged sightings of the stolen art are reported, organized crime activity leads to possible suspects and motives for the robbery.|
|4||"$10 Million Reward"||April 7, 2021|
|An informant and sting operation lead federal agents to a small-time mobster with possible connections to the robbery.|
For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 81% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 7.4/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "This is a Robbery may not be the world's most innovative docuseries, but a fascinating subject and an acute attention to detail make for a riveting watch." Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 70 out of 100 based on 13 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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- Wilkinson, Alissa (April 7, 2021). "The new Netflix docuseries about history's biggest art heist is weirdly dull". Vox.
- "'This Is a Robbery' on Netflix revisits the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art theft - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com.
- "'This Is a Robbery': Netflix revisits Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist | Boston.com". www.boston.com.
- Vanamee, Norman (April 7, 2021). "What Really Happened with the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Art Heist". Town & Country.
- "This Is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist: Season 1 (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
- "This Is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 6, 2021.