The Bling Ring
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sense of detachment that is a signature of Sofia Coppola's work -- the coolly distant, stylishly dreamlike way she regards her characters -- works to her detriment in The Bling Ring."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"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."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Junkee
"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."
‑ Stuart Klawans, The Nation
"This is a funny, sarky, bang-on portrayal of the freakiness of celeb obsession. The story would sound outrageous - if it wasn't true."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Daring to face these often noxious, seemingly empty phenomena on aesthetic terms, and taking on a degree of their flatness and simplicity, Coppola renders them surprisingly substantial."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Sam Fragoso, Movie Mezzanine
"It's smart and droll."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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?"
‑ Thelma Adams, Yahoo! Movies
"Emma Watson is comedic gold."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"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."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Chicago Sun-Times
"Sofia Coppola directs this true tale about decadent teens run amuck."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"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."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"Lively, engaging, and a little too obvious"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
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