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Review: 'Smash and Grab' steals the show
The world's most successful ring of diamond thieves is inventively and insightfully explored in the documentary "Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers." Director Havana Marking eschews "Ocean's Eleven"-style tension for a more personal, contextual approach to how this international robbery network, named after the pricey pink diamond from the Inspector Clouseau comedies, arose in the wake of the chaotic, early-1990s dismantling of its founders' homeland, the former Yugoslavia.
By Gary Goldstein
August 21, 2013