Written August 05, 2015
took my wife to see this movie and was not too disappointed, especially since I was not sure what to expect.
I was disappointed to learn that the movie takes the typical hollywood liberties
Written July 01, 2013
Killer performances by the young and greedy within our youth. Too bad you basically don't learn anything more about the actual events than what little you already know about it. - 6/10
Written June 27, 2013
Unfortunately, I expected more from a movie based on such an intriguing event, with a well-respected director like Sofia Coppola, starring Emma Watson. This was not at all a great performance by Emma Watson, and I didn't care much for the cinematography. I guess the shakiness of the filming makes it seem like the audience is in on the whole thing, but that and the slow-mo shots of drug use and vanity was nauseating. The drugs were over the top, and I didn't like that the ring leader took advantage of the new kid - bad theme. I was tense the entire time, not able to comprehend the point of all the robbery and the fact that they thought they could get away with it. I got especially anxious when a gun entered the picture. I was incredulous to the fact that those people don't lock their doors or have alarms, and talk about the oblivious parents! The writing was simple and the acting didn't seem genuine - very scripted. I wish I hadn't seen this movie, especially with a 15-yr-old.
Written June 24, 2013
What can one say as having lived in Los Angeles for many years ... This is an embarrassing example of the social trend in California. It's bad enough with the ridiculous reality shows,
But to have a movie that literally glamorizes the art of teens doing drugs, partying and breaking into homes and cars is above and beyond the worst style of production ever! Our youths today are out of control enough as it is. This was basically a reality show thrown into a movie title, wanna be after school special except with no lessons learned.! Once again a crime committed in California has been brought to the big screen:( It sends the worst message:( Emma Watson was chosen so as to attract the young crowds. Her acting ability put to waste!! By having made this waste of film, this movie has shown how shallow, idiotic, rude, spoiled and aggressive a lot of California teens are. I'm so very thrilled to have moved!! Waste of time! ! Who'd want to raise children there after seeing this?
Written August 11, 2013
Between Emma Watson's bad attempt at an American accent, the inexcusable 'blurry for no reason' shots and the underlying lack of relatable characters this movie has to rate in the top 10 worsts ever, but then you add in the Agape mom, the random scenes thrown in for no reason other than to fill time and the excessive fixation on the actual taking of drugs and we have a winner for worst of the worst.