The Pleasure of Being Robbed
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The Pleasure of Being Robbed
This is the story of a young woman whose compulsive curiosity leads to bold, elaborate acts of theft. A lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she has left their lives.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie's refusal to judge is its most interesting attribute, if one many audiences won't be able to get around."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Exposes itself as a technically deficient bore with little on its agenda."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"A charming indie title, suffused with the spirit of the French New Wave of the early sixties and possessed of a quirky likeability."
‑ Lee Marshall, Screen International
"Affects an air of expressionistic realism but has no interest in actual believability."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Less pleasurable after the first fifteen minutes."
‑ Peter Brunette, Hollywood Reporter
"The chance to discover a raw talent like this (who'll convince you that every movie deserves a dream sequence featuring a polar bear) is a pleasure indeed."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
""Mumblecore" is the trendy term being thrown about to describe this film and its ilk, as if all this slacker randomness is some kind of acceptable cinematic companion to alternative music (which can often suck badly, too). Let's just call it pure, undilut"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Few ticketbuyers will take joy in The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Joshua Safdie's pranksterish New York indie portrait of a deeply unsympathetic young distaff hustler."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"Our morbid curiosity for this criminal activity, akin to public gawking at traffic accidents, effectively lures us into complicity with both her and the filmmaker. And despite the moral implications constantly tugging on our collective conscience."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Evasively banal, the story of a female petty thief in lower Manhattan morphs into a marginally intriguing character sketch at around the 55 (out of 71) minute mark."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
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