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

This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist ★★★

There’s something about Netflix documentaries that just fries my history-major brain. The robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum should be a fun, interesting topic; however, this show, unfortunately, has all the hallmarks of a generic Netflix documentary, including:

- bizarre music choices that constantly overpower the dialogue  
- a timeline which is dragged out ten times too long, making this whole thing at least an hour longer than it should’ve been
- historical threads where they make you think “oooh maybe *insert spicy thing* happened, and then SURPRISE, it’s disproven. The fun part is that you got to sit for thirty minutes listening to an alternate theory that didn’t matter
- bizarre artsy shots of random objects (clocks, kettles, paints, etc) that make the documentary ~immersive~
- the same shots shown over...and over...and over...and over again 
- unimportant testimony from the most random people they could find 

Overall, it’s a decent time-waster, but don’t expect to learn much if you already know anything about the robbery. And if you don’t like Netflix documentaries, then I’d give this one a skip. There are way better resources out there to learn more about both the robbery and the museum itself.