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The Bling Ring Reviews

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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 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.
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 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.
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 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?
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
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
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 3, 2013
The beauty of Sofia Coppola's intoxicating film that dabbles with celebrity obsession is that it entwines us so completely it its fake culture, that it makes us believe we are part of it
August 3, 2013
Coppola observes this giddy crime spree with her usual deadpan cool, finding satirical gold everywhere she looks. (Keep an eye out for Hilton's face on her own sofa cushions.)
July 11, 2013
Once the initial thrill of riding shotgun to these robberies starts to fade, the audience has little to do but wallow in amorality, absent any fresh perspective from Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2013
The film is surface-shallow - but only because the culture it reflects is arguably too superficial to withstand any kind of analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 8, 2013
A sly true-crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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