Coppola's latest effort is the most superficial film I've seen since "Spring Breakers" earlier this year. There's so little here in the way of substance that it becomes quite an amazing feat that she was able to stretch it out into a 90-minute feature.
The young cast impress greatly at times and their delivery of some of the more amusing lines with a pout and a "like totally" help make The Bling Ring something of an enjoyable experience, despite it's flimsiness.
The scariest thing in theaters this summer is definitely over priviledged high school kids; unfortunately their film is only as enthralling as a day in Paris Hilton's life. Glamorous, but there's just not much going on beneath the surface.
"While many loved Coppola's earliest pics, no one was happy with Marie Antoinette and many loathed Somewhere, and this based-on-fact latest again opts for a cheesy study of fame with characters who almost dare you to like them."
Coppola neither makes a case for her characters nor places them inside of some kind of moral or critical framework; they simply pass through the frame, listing off name brands and staring at their phones.