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The Bling Ring Reviews

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May 18, 2018
Coppola has captured this troubling moment of modern truth in a glossy, shrewd snapshot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 8, 2018
Of all Coppola's subjects, they are by far the most unpleasant: there is only one likeable character in the entire film, and that is Hilton's dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2018
Aided by a lively young cast (headed by ex-Harry Potter star Emma Watson), the writer-director creates a film that entertains as much as it appalls.
September 5, 2017
In other hands this would be an anti-fame morality tale. In Coppola's it's more of an elegant glide-by, her finest 'lost rich girl' comedy-drama since Lost In Translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2017
Morality be damned, I kept wishing The Bling Ring was juicier.
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
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.
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.
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
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
April 28, 2015
Antonioni watches too much TMZ in Sofia Coppola's detached portrait of hollowed-out youth culture.
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.
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+
January 19, 2014
Sofia Coppola directs this true tale about decadent teens run amuck.
| Original Score: 3/4
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-
January 3, 2014
It's smart and droll.
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
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.
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?
November 1, 2013
Lively, engaging, and a little too obvious
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