Museum (Museo)

Drama/Mystery Rated: NR 128 min
Saturday, November 17

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This taut yet amusing edge-of-your-seat heist film is loosely based on a true story about the theft of a national treasure trove of pre-Columbian artifacts from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City in 1985, and the surprise of the authorities when they discovered that the authors of such a feat had been two middle class veterinary students from the suburbs, played by Gael García Bernal and Leonardo Ortizgris, instead of the professional art thieves to whom the crime was previously attributed. – Peter Biskind

“…there is a touch of magic in Museo, a sense of wonder and curiosity that imparts palpable excitement.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
Museo is a fun, stylish, singular heist flick that’s about so much more than the theft itself.” — Gary Goldstein, L.A. Times
Museo is in part a caper film, a heist film, and while it leans on such classics as Topkapi and Rififi the robbery has its own signature and is done in a visual style that’s hypnotic.” — John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
directed by
Alonso Ruizpalacios
written by
Alonso Ruizpalacios and Manuel Alcalá
Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin
Spanish | English (with English subtitles)
production company
Detalle Films, Distant Horizon, Panorama Global