The Bling Ring
The Bling Ring (2013)

In THE BLING RING, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful naivete and excitement is amplified by today's culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession. The members of the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 21, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's certainly timely and beautifully filmed, The Bling Ring suffers from director Sofia Coppola's failure to delve beneath the surface of its shallow protagonists' real-life crimes.

Wesley Morris

It's smart and droll.

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Richard Roeper

Emma Watson is comedic gold.

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Lynden Barber

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.

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Christy Lemire

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.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

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.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

This is a funny, sarky, bang-on portrayal of the freakiness of celeb obsession. The story would sound outrageous - if it wasn't true.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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John Powers

Morality be damned, I kept wishing The Bling Ring was juicier.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Was this a very dramatic retelling of the Hollywood Hills burglaries by accomplished director Sofia Coppola? No. Was it a "Spring Breakers" wannabe… More
Sam Barnett
It's easy to understand why "The Bling Ring" is such a divisive film. Character development and plot structure takes a backseat to a portrait of… More
Chris Weber
Based on actual events, The Bling Ring follows a clique of celeb and fashion obsessed kds of privilege who indulge in their love of both by burglarizing the… More
Everett Johnson
** If someone came up to me and said "Hey, describe "Bling Ring" to me", and first I would laugh. Then I'd say it's a true story… More
Wildaly M
There was no real depth to this film. Of course, we are dealing with superficial characters is obviously not promising but I guess I hoped it would be more… More
Michael S
Writer/ Director Sophia Coppola's films have had a longstanding tradition of feeling a bit superficial and a bit hallow. Her trademarks then are a perfect… More