• Studio: A24
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2013
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic 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: Richard Roeper
    Jun 20, 2013
    88
    The Bling Ring is a sly, often hilarious and at times sobering look at the 21st century fascination with celebrities.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 13, 2013
    88
    In other words, this punkish, sleek film about beautiful kids wallowing in purloined Prada could have been written by a grumpy 65-year-old white guy in gabardine, provided he had a sense of irony. The Bling Ring is the bridge between Coppola and Bill O’Reilly.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Jun 11, 2013
    88
    As with her best films, Coppola is utterly at ease in this milieu and it shows.
  5. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Jun 11, 2013
    86
    Uncharacteristically loose and deceptively frivolous, The Bling Ring is as much of an attack on The Hills Generation as any of Coppola’s previous films were an exercise in self-pity, which is to say not at all.
  6. 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.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 149 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 44
  2. Negative: 10 out of 44
  1. Jun 22, 2013
    8
    Beautifully crafted film, without a doubt. The only critique I have is that I wished Sofia could have broken the surface of the frame of the film and show more about why the kids do what they do. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    2
    A monotonous, painful, linear bore of a movie, Coppola almost seems to glamorize the very thing she thinks she's satirizing. Or is this even satire? It's hard to tell, because there is no point of view, no attitude, no angle, just an hour and a half of vapid, unlikeable teens walking into unlocked homes and repeated slo-mo shots of them at clubs until they are easily caught and the movie ends. If she had thought to include a postscript at the end it would have been the most interesting thing in the film. Full Review »