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.
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Wayne Chin
as Wayne
Jordan Zaldez
as Jordan the Cop
Jerry Damons
as Jerry the Cop
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Critic Reviews for The Pleasure of Being Robbed

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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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 17, 2008
Top Critic

Less pleasurable after the first fifteen minutes.

October 17, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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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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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 6, 2010

A charming indie title, suffused with the spirit of the French New Wave of the early sixties and possessed of a quirky likeability.

Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Screen International

Audience Reviews for The Pleasure of Being Robbed


Be Warned! Most viewers will find it to aimless, pointless and meaningless indie movie, in a lot of ways it is. But for my money this odd little film redeemed the promises of cinema; that being the ability to introduce us to people who we will never meet.

Gordon Briggs
Gordon Briggs

Randomness....I guess a storyline, character development, or anything isn't necessary if you can call it "art."

Erik Armistead
Erik Armistead

I couldn't stomach more than 15 minutes of this repulsive movie. The principle character was thoroughly unlikable and the dialogue obviously contrived while the scene was being shot.

joseph trunzo
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