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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jun 12, 2013
    91
    For a while, the girls' personalities seem almost interchangeable, but that's part of the texture. Katie Chang gives the leader a ripe synthetic glow, and Emma Watson does a remarkable job of demonstrating that glassy-eyed insensitivity need not be stupid.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Jun 12, 2013
    83
    The movie captures a moment when the lines separating anonymity, fame, and notoriety are finer than ever. And as Watson’s social climber prattles on to reporters about what a great “learning lesson” her criminal experience has been, it’s easy to see another star in the making.
  3. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    May 16, 2013
    80
    Coppola’s uproarious and bitingly timely film feels every inch a necessary artwork.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jun 14, 2013
    67
    This is a movie that cries out for more than the too-cool-for-school Coppola’s trademark hipster anomie. She may be too much a part of the celebrity-mongering world she portrays to do justice to its injustices.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jun 13, 2013
    63
    The Bling Ring is the cinematic equivalent of the vapid, superficial kids it features — all visual panache and minimal substance.
  6. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    May 16, 2013
    60
    Coppola’s attitude toward her subject seems equivocal, uncertain; there is perhaps a smidgen of social commentary, but she seems far too at home in the world she depicts to offer a rewarding critique of it.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jun 13, 2013
    40
    Narratively static and morally banal. That may be par for the course, however, when half the movie is spent watching shallow kids try on other people’s clothes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 44
  2. Negative: 10 out of 44
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    10
    The Bling Ring is first rate, enjoyable and absorbing movie that is thought provoking, clever and fascinating, with good performances and great plot that should be given a shot. It is beautifully crafted and unique in style, with riveting direction (Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation), and a charming photography. By far, it is is one of the best movies 2013. Expand
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    10
    The filme was sooooooooooooo cool. All the parties, the thefts, every thing was showed how was to be. The acting was great, but Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga was the great in this movie with the good soundtrack. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2013
    7
    An enjoyable movie albeit horrifying. It's ironic that the actresses in the film such as Emma Watson may lead lives equally as narcissistic as the characters they play. I love how Coppola's examines the useless, creepiness of Facebook. The movie challenges the public to reexamine values and hopefully make changes. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2013
    6
    Bling Ring is not a masters piece but it's quite entertaining. Sofia Coppola manages to explore not only a story than it is based on true events, but also can shows us the reality of a society that aspires too much. Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2014
    6
    This movie was based on the series of actual crime committed by the teenagers of the California. It was a quite nice black comedy than I thought. But many people did not like it, maybe because of satirical presentation which was more like a documentary style than typical. Music was another drawback, actually there were no background score except those disco musics that come very often.

    I have not seen the television version movie of this story of same name. But Sofia Coppolo was successful making an another movie about female oriented subject. For me the surprise was the characters and their behaviours, especially I was thinking the real ones not from the movie. They were aware of what they are doing even the consequences, but they did not care any of that. At some moment it looked like a kids play without any seriousness of life.

    Glad this movie was made and I saw because newspapers from other than this region of the world won't quote about it. So people might miss something like this about their favourite Hollywood celebrities who encounter in reality. Again, this movie is not for everyone, probably if you from outside United States you may like it. Only by a small margin as a movie that's based on the real events.
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  6. Dec 3, 2013
    4
    It seems that director Sofia Coppola was trying to recreate the magic of Lost in Translation. The attempts are obvious in the quiet, ambient scenes. But she fails to accomplish this. And the result is a mostly boring movie that, with the exception of the last 15 minutes, doesn't really help you to understand these characters. Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2013
    0
    Muy trillada Bostezaba esperando el final con ansias .
    Es necesaria la sobre exposición de Emma Watson por el simple hecho de ser EMMA
    WATSON?
    Ni siquiera se desarrolla la historia de otros personajes principales.
    La dirección de Sofia Coppola es bastante pobre, nada para acotar. No merece ser vista en el cine
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