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The Bling Ring Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
In the United States of Narcissism, you're nothing if you can't see yourself on a screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 21, 2016
Coppola gives the events a bubbly potency, drawn to the attractive, greedy foolishness of the characters. They are, when it comes down to it, horrible, vapid people, yet the film doesn't view them purely as monsters, or as a sociological construct.
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 10, 2016
The Bling Ring is a comedy, a gentle (if thin) satire of fame-obsessed youths, and a canny probe into the ecosystem of LA's celeb culture and the weird influence it exerts on the rest of the population.
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 9, 2016
At best, the picture can be written off as some kind of failed experiment, a competition to see which cast member is the most in tune with his or her inner dolt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Gabrielle Bondi
The Young Folks
July 20, 2015
...Coppola definitely finds a captivating way of telling the tale. Her script and the performances give us something thought-provoking out of something superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Antonioni watches too much TMZ in Sofia Coppola's detached portrait of hollowed-out youth culture.
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 9, 2014
Five children-four princesses and a prince-run in gentle Angeleno night from enchanted castle to enchanted castle, gathering treasure-beads and raiment and gold and currency-spending themselves afterward on endorphins and coke.
Sam Fragoso
Movie Mezzanine
February 1, 2014
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 | Original Score: D+
Kam Williams
Baret News
January 19, 2014
Sofia Coppola directs this true tale about decadent teens run amuck.
| Original Score: 3/4
Glenn Dunks
Junkee
January 13, 2014
Coppola's unflinching portrayal is social commentary disguised as teen fantasy, superbly photographed by the late Harris Savides and with pitch perfect acting, especially from Harry Potter alumnus Emma Watson.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
Grantland
January 3, 2014
It's smart and droll.
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 13, 2013
Maybe you could stretch some deeper meaning out of it, surmising that Coppola wanted to make as vapid and empty a movie as her subjects and their inspiration. That's great for a Film & Society term paper, but it doesn't exactly make for a riveting movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 4, 2013
The curve of potential mockery bends toward infinity, yet Coppola restrains her satirical impulse in The Bling Ring, shaking her head ruefully more often than she snickers.
Thelma Adams
Yahoo! Movies
November 2, 2013
To criticize that the script doesn't go deep enough is to get the point: with all that swag out there for repeat-offenders like Lohan, why shouldn't a girl walk up to an empty house and liberate its contents for the sheer joy of material possession?
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
November 1, 2013
Lively, engaging, and a little too obvious
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 14, 2013
It tells of the same sickness as the rest of her work, in other words, but it aims for accessibility instead of sublimity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
October 13, 2013
The Bling Ring gives you the feeling that you can reach out and slap these zombified teens out of their apathy - unfortunately you're restricted to your seat and to your judgement - Coppola makes you work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2013
Feather-weight satire of rich teen girls who steal from celebrities...The film is the cinematic equivalent of reading a health warning on the frosting of an over-priced cupcake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 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."
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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