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The Bling Ring Reviews

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J. Olson
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
Nathalie Atkinson
National Post
June 20, 2013
The most curious thing about this movie is that as the cautionary tale it so clearly wants to be, it fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
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
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+
June 26, 2013
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 | Original Score: C-
Craig Skinner
May 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Vincent Mancini
June 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: D
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
June 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.75/5
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."
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Gallagher
What Culture
May 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
June 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Shaun Munro
Film School Rejects
May 19, 2013
The problem with The Bling Ring is that it is very nearly as vapid as the people that it depicts.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
June 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Simon Miraudo
June 13, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Siobhan Synnot
July 1, 2013
Want to watch some rather dull characters oohing over clothes? This is your jam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
July 5, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Zingale
June 20, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
August 4, 2013
The Bling Ring suggests Coppola still has the nose for a good story, but not the depth to sufficiently explore it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
June 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
June 14, 2013
She neither explains nor excuses nor extols nor excoriates these kids, which would be fine, but she doesn't really examine them either.
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