This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist

Deep dive, Netflix docuseries covering one of the most notorious art thefts in history. In 1990, 13 works of art worth $500 million (USD) were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston by two men dressed as cops. Despite the museum offering a $10 million bounty for information leading to the art's recovery, they remain missing and no arrests were ever made.

2021Rating: TV-MAUSANetflix
CrimeDocumentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
7 April 2021

They Looked Like Cops

A museum guard buzzes in two men dressed as cops, who vanish 81 minutes later with a priceless Rembrandt and a dozen other works of art.

EPISODE 1.2
7 April 2021

Vipers in the Grass

Was the heist an inside job? As law enforcement scrutinizes the museum's security measures, a suspect emerges, but missteps hinder the investigation.

EPISODE 1.3
7 April 2021

We've Seen It

Amid apparent sightings of the stolen art, criminal activity connected to organized crime leads to possible perpetrators and a motive for the robbery.

EPISODE 1.4
7 April 2021

$10 Million Reward

An informant and a sting operation open up new avenues in the investigation, which federal agents follow to the home of a small-time mobster.

This is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist / Reviews

Decider

Decider

Despite the first episode’s draggy pace, the aftermath of the Gardner Museum robbery is what will keep us watching...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It’s interesting because the case and its many players are interesting, but it’s poorly made.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Dazzling... raises more questions than it answers, but those questions are deeply intriguing.

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Salon

Salon

Uneven but informative... doesn't live up to its cast of characters, which include mobsters, stoners and ex-art thieves.

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Variety

Variety

A fascinating portrait of an incident that lives on in the memory of a city that has both high culture and organized crime encoded in its DNA.

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