Written May 23, 2015
If it weren't for Emma Watson, we wouldn't have been interested in this movie! We will go see anything she is in, just adore her. I've heard that she agreed to do this film because of her relationship with Coppola, but it was a very different role for her. However, this was not one of our favorites. Maybe it was because the outcome was so predictable (and publicly known), but there were no surprises in the movie. The acting was ok. My teenage daughter was with me, and even she was unimpressed. We will be on the lookout for Emma's next film!
Written July 29, 2015
im not a superman fan and no world war z for me i wanted low key movie a good interesing movie acting was very good a little too much name brands flashing about not a strong story but it was directed well and was shot well if you are looking for a oscar or far out adventure this movie isnt for you if you are wanting what i would call black comedy this is a good 1 it was based on actual events i now understand the characters were all the rage in the news i havent heard of this till now saw poster said hey ill go im gald i went
Written July 02, 2013
Went to see this because I was bored, had seen all the other movies I wanted to see, and a friend told me Emma Watson was in it. I went in with no expectations and yet found myself leaving the theater disappointed. I found the movie vapid, playing up derelict behavior without really focusing on the consequences or moral aspect. Even forgiving that (it is a movie about teenage robbers, after all), I still hated it. The acting was terrible, the script was a nightmare, and whoever edited the thing should be shot. The pacing was possibly the worst I've ever seen in a movie. We got about an hour of them robbing people, rejoicing, worrying for a millisecond, and then doing it all again. The most interesting part of the movie, the whole resolution, took what seemed like five or ten minutes. I hated all the characters, hated that none of them seemed particularly moved or remorseful even at the very end, and I left the theater with a general feeling of disgust. I would NOT recommend this movie.
Written October 28, 2014
Love Sophia Coppola...Lost in Translation amazing, Somewhere very very good. This film could have easily been a Lifetime movie.
It had some strong acting performances, but I don't really see anything noteworthy to make this film a "Must Go" or even a "Go". If I had my druthers, this would have been a rental. It's worth seeing, but not worth movie theater prices.
Written August 28, 2015
While the acting is solid, how hard it is to play doofless teens who have read too many fashion magazines and too few text books? This movie is OK only because it is based on actual events. Otherwise, it would be a painfully slow and repetitive (and not particularly unique) story of stupidy walking upright. Definitely a wait for it on free TV movie.