Written October 24, 2014
I enjoyed this film. Sofia Coppola really evoked emotions towards these kids that I felt were appropriate for the situation. You leave feeling like they were a bunch of dumb-asses who worshipped "stuff" which is really shallow but at the same time you know they had some guts to do what they did. I liked the flow of the film and the fact that it's true makes it even more interesting. There's a really great build up to the denouement. I was anxious as they flaunted through celebrities houses, constantly thinking of how awful it would be to get caught.
The pervasive drug use might be seen as a negative for teens to witness but if they're mature they can see the film without thinking they need to go out and snort coke to be cool. Again, I like the film. Not amazing or a blockbuster, but still a pretty cool little flick. My favourite character was Chloe played by Claire Julien. Very believable little hippie who doesn't give an eff. Well done!
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, 2014
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 30, 2014
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.