The Bling Ring Reviews
Weaknesses: There's not much of a story to get behind in this one. None of the characters really seem to grow or learn anything over the course of the film. Most of the movie revolves around Marc Hall (Israel Broussard), who just doesn't come across as an interesting character. Broussard's acting leaves something to be desired as well. A bit too much time was spent on showing real footage of some of the celebrities, which could've been used on further developing and establishing these characters. Parts of the film are also too repetitive. We see them break in, then talk about breaking in, then worry about getting caught. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Overall: It looks fantastic, but is very hollow on the inside. There's simply not enough of a compelling story to make this a movie you need to seek out. However, Emma Watson does shine and if you're a fan of hers, you'll be delighted.
If you like it then put Bling Ring on it....and they'll steal it for you? Okay that motto is a working progress but so is this movie apparently as showing pretentious teens having fun stealing from celebrity homes seems to be all there is to it. The real life story is quite interesting but this adaptation is as shallow as its characters since it fails to delve below the surface of the antics. While there is nothing in particular which makes me dislike the film, there is also nothing present which can be praised or substantively discussed, hence the mediocre score.