The Stolen

The Stolen

The Stolen

Alice Eve (Star Trek: Into Darkness) is a widow searching for her kidnapped son in this Western set in 1860 New Zealand. Co-stars Stan Walker (Mt Zion) & Graham McTavish (Dwalin, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies).

In a wild, untamed New Zealand at the beginning of the Gold Rush, Charlotte Lockton (Eve) joins a convoy of whores, ex-cons and a Maori warrior heading for the rough mining community of Gold Town. There she meets Joshua McCullen, the owner of the town, a man who is key to uncovering the truth behind the disappearance of her son, forcing her to fight to the death for what she holds most dear.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language98 minsUK, New Zealand, Germany
DramaWestern

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

It’s a pretty good time to be a Western fan. While it may be premature to herald a renaissance, there has been a not-unsubstantial wave of interest, with films such as The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Bone Tomahawk and The Beguiled adding fresh, intriguing contours — be they thematic, stylistic or narrative — to a genre too frequently thought of as moribund and “old-fashioned”.

2.0

Acting is awful!

2 main characters are such bad actors, playing Joshua and Charlotte. They ruined my pleasure! The 3 working girls, the Inn manager, the Maori guide, all good, thank you! Still an educational must, for the sake of national history and landscape.

2.0

Great story well told

I loved this movie for its story, its characters, and for its fabulous cinematography. If you want to see New Zealand's countryside at its most beautiful, along with a rip-roaring story about the earliest days of our country's gold rush, then The Stolen is for you, as it was for me. It's wonderful to see such local talent shining through, blended with two...

4.0

Want to go again!

I am middle-aged but adore a great costume western thriller. The Stolen gave me this as well as an edgy young cast including the charismatic Stan Walker.

5.0

Fantastic!

Loved this movie, saw it at the premiere and it was awesome. Great story, great characters, all the acting was brilliant - go see it - much better on big screen as NZ landscapes look amazing

5.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A western as inept as it is preposterous.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

...it’s engaging and refreshing on several counts – not least the fact that it’s a female-focused western set in New Zealand.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Ends up feeling a little too episodic for its own good.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

he Stolen tries hard and credit must be given to the noble attempt at creating a female lead with a strong presence in a male-dominated land. But ultimately you'll leave the theatre feeling that plenty more should have been made of its promising set-up.

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

flicks

It’s a pretty good time to be a Western fan. While it may be premature to herald a renaissance, there has been a not-unsubstantial wave of interest, with films such as The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Bone Tomahawk and The Beguiled adding fresh, intriguing contours — be they thematic, stylistic or narrative — to a genre too frequently thought of as moribund and “old-fashioned”.

2.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A western as inept as it is preposterous.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

...it’s engaging and refreshing on several counts – not least the fact that it’s a female-focused western set in New Zealand.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Ends up feeling a little too episodic for its own good.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

he Stolen tries hard and credit must be given to the noble attempt at creating a female lead with a strong presence in a male-dominated land. But ultimately you'll leave the theatre feeling that plenty more should have been made of its promising set-up.

Acting is awful!

2 main characters are such bad actors, playing Joshua and Charlotte. They ruined my pleasure! The 3 working girls, the Inn manager, the Maori guide, all good, thank you! Still an educational must, for the sake of national history and landscape.

2.0

Great story well told

I loved this movie for its story, its characters, and for its fabulous cinematography. If you want to see New Zealand's countryside at its most beautiful, along with a rip-roaring story about the earliest days of our country's gold rush, then The Stolen is for you, as it was for me. It's wonderful to see such local talent shining through, blended with two...

4.0

Want to go again!

I am middle-aged but adore a great costume western thriller. The Stolen gave me this as well as an edgy young cast including the charismatic Stan Walker.

5.0

Fantastic!

Loved this movie, saw it at the premiere and it was awesome. Great story, great characters, all the acting was brilliant - go see it - much better on big screen as NZ landscapes look amazing

5.0