• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Sofia Coppola
    In Theaters:
    Jun 21, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 17, 2013
  • A24 Films


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The Bling Ring Reviews

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Nathalie Atkinson
National Post

The most curious thing about this movie is that as the cautionary tale it so clearly wants to be, it fails.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 20, 2013
Jeff Beck

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.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 16, 2013
Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine

However, the bigger issue at play here is the lack of subtlety, a concept seemingly not invented at the time Sofia Coppola wrote and directed this movie.

Full Review Source: Movie Mezzanine | Original Score: D+

February 1, 2014

A stick-thin expose of a gaggle of brats obsessed with snatching Prada purses and Alexander McQueen shoes from celebs' high-up-in-the-hills chateaus.

Full Review Source: NECN | Original Score: C-

June 26, 2013
Craig Skinner

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.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 2/5

May 16, 2013
Vincent Mancini

With so many vicarious celebrations of wealth masquerading as critiques as it is, I think you owe the audience at least the wisp of a point of view, and there's none here. There is no here here.

Full Review Source: FilmDrunk | Original Score: D

June 14, 2013
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know

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.

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 2.75/5

June 13, 2013

"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."

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 14, 2013
Simon Gallagher
What Culture

Coppola's latest never seems to know what it wants to be - it works best when it is a blackly comical parody but it too often pulls its punches and is never quite brave enough to be bold.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 16, 2013
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

Sofia Coppola seems curiously unmotivated to bring full analysis or provocation to her themes, leaving the film feeling like a disappointingly toothless satire.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 10, 2013
Shaun Munro
Film School Rejects

The problem with The Bling Ring is that it is very nearly as vapid as the people that it depicts.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: D+

May 19, 2013
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 21, 2013
Simon Miraudo

If it was Sofia Coppola's intention to portray Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and Audrina Patridge as the unfortunate, sympathetic victims of teens run rampant in The Bling Ring, then, great work?

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 13, 2013
Siobhan Synnot

Want to watch some rather dull characters oohing over clothes? This is your jam.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

July 1, 2013
David Sexton
This is London

Soon reveals itself to be grimly repetitious, simply showing these kids stealing, then partying, taking pictures of themselves and putting them on Facebook, over and over again, until they are caught.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

July 5, 2013
Jason Zingale

There's no real point to the movie, unless it's to say that stealing from B-list celebrities will make you equally as famous, in which case, isn't it just contributing to the problem?

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 20, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

The Bling Ring suggests Coppola still has the nose for a good story, but not the depth to sufficiently explore it.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 4, 2013
James Berardinelli
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All the characters are shallow and one-dimensional and, while one can argue that this is the point, it doesn't make for 90 minutes of engaging cinema.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 24, 2013
Alonso Duralde
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She neither explains nor excuses nor extols nor excoriates these kids, which would be fine, but she doesn't really examine them either.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

June 14, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Is this anthropology, or simply entropy? It's partly the former and lots of the latter, with precious little insight.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 20, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 4, 2013
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