This is a Robbery: The Worlds Greatest Art Heist
This is a Robbery: The World’s Greatest Art Heist absolutely lives up to its name and offers subscribers an in-depth look at a mind-boggling crime that has yet to be solved. When a person thinks of Boston, Massachusetts, many things come to mind, like the Red Sox, Fanueil Hall, and all the rich historic culture the capital city has within its borders. But not many would acquaint the fair metropolis with being the site of the greatest and most notorious art heist the world has ever seen.
The documentary series explores what went down in 1990 when two men dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Museum and stole several expensive pieces. The incredibly rare items taken include Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, A Lady and a Gentleman in Black, Vermeer’s The Concert, and several other valuable works of art.
The Netflix docuseries looks extensively into the unprofessional nature of the heist, the discrepancies regarding when things were taken, numerous sightings of the stolen items afterward, and the possible connections to organized crime. It even unveils that stolen artwork can be used to bargain one’s way out of jail, which could have been the motive behind the shocking ordeal.
The well-crafted and engaging Netflix original consists of four outstanding episodes, each very enthralling and coming in at around fifty to fifty-seven minutes in length. Armed with an enticing premise and solid scores on Rotten Tomatoes, This is a Robbery: The World’s Greatest Art Heist will not disappoint fans of captivating true-crime docuseries.