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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
    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
    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
    Coppola’s uproarious and bitingly timely film feels every inch a necessary artwork.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jun 14, 2013
    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
    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
    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
    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: 31 out of 48
  2. Negative: 11 out of 48
  1. Jul 11, 2013
    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. Sep 17, 2014
    This movie isn't boring as the documentaries usually are, it's different, cool, funny, dramatic and i totally loved it. You all should watch it.... (:
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    The movie presents us with a group of teens during a span of one year and takes us on a ride in an attempt to capture a piece of the celebrity lifestyle that eventually results in an escapade of burglaries in which they steal from the very celebrities they admire. It is definitely more about the social commentary then detailed story telling of the actual events. This movie presented in a pseudo-documentary montage style that moves from scene to scene, and keeps the characters at a distance, therefore making it difficult to really know any of them. With exception of Marc, and maybe Nicki, played very well by Emma Watson, the rest of characters are shallow. We only know about the characters based on what they say and do on screen. It does not explain much or inject sympathy or condemnation of the teens, but merely shows the events and the results of their actions, very minimalistic film making. Expand
  4. Sep 10, 2013
    The bling ring though is is hard to believe that all this was true it is an entertaining film and has a really great storyline. I like that I saw Emma Watson in something different and Taissa Farmiga too. Nothing more to say. The direction and the cinematography were ok. But the film is entertaining and good in general. Expand
  5. Aug 30, 2013
    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
  6. Sep 28, 2013
    This film just bored me with characters I didn't care much about. The film is well made and the acting is good, but the story is just not interesting and overall you don't really care. C Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2013
    Muy trillada Bostezaba esperando el final con ansias .
    Es necesaria la sobre exposición de Emma Watson por el simple hecho de ser EMMA
    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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