"Every frame is overwhelming. The characters all look like they have strolled out of Picasso's dreamworld (one of the thieves wear two pairs of sunglasses for his four sets of eyeballs). Kowalski's partner has two faces, one on the front of her head, one on the back. One character is literally two-dimensional, making art theft a cinch for him since he can slide underneath doors. The landscapes they zip through are a constantly-changing pop-art emanation, as though the history of art was tossed up into the air, and the movie cavorts among the randomly falling pieces. Every wall is covered with posters, Soviet propaganda, movies, cheap art prints. Hitchcock makes a cameo. If you're literate in art, or literature, or films, or any art form ... reality comes filtered through these works of art. For example, it's hard to look at water lilies in a pond and not think of Claude Monet. If you've ever gone out for coffee in New York at 2 in the morning, you'll think of Hopper's "