The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)



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This is the story of a young woman whose compulsive curiosity leads to bold, elaborate acts of theft. A lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she has left their lives.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Joshua Safdie, Eleonore Hendricks
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On DVD: Feb 9, 2010
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

The movie's refusal to judge is its most interesting attribute, if one many audiences won't be able to get around.

Full Review… | January 29, 2009
Boston Globe
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Less pleasurable after the first fifteen minutes.

October 18, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Few ticketbuyers will take joy in The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Joshua Safdie's pranksterish New York indie portrait of a deeply unsympathetic young distaff hustler.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
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Exposes itself as a technically deficient bore with little on its agenda.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Our morbid curiosity for this criminal activity, akin to public gawking at traffic accidents, effectively lures us into complicity with both her and the filmmaker. And despite the moral implications constantly tugging on our collective conscience.

Full Review… | February 7, 2010

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