Written October 01, 2014
Sofia Coppola dishes out another intriguing, yet slow- burn indie flick. This time, Sofia delves into a much more hard- hitting story of teenagers infatuation with glitz and glamour. Sofia has her certain way of directing: she tends to focus on characters for a long time with no movement of the camera. To some, this can get tedious, but for anyone going in not just for the story, but for the directing itself, The Bling Ring delivers Coppola's usual directing. The story can get repetitive (they steal from many houses and occasionally go back to the same house, so it begins to be the same thing every time), but I knew what it was going to be like because I did much research on the case before seeing the movie. Final Consensus: The Bling Ring shows Coppola making a ripped from the headlines story come true in the best way possible. Glossy and articulate, The Bling Ring is an fascinating turn for Coppola and presents her at her desirable best.
Written June 16, 2013
A great movie from start to finish - funny and very entertaining throughout. Great performances throughout with a well constructed script and excellent cinematography. Ready to see it again!!
Written October 20, 2014
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 August 28, 2014
Good performances from the young actors, and a great from-real-events premise, but it got somewhat repetitive in the middle, with too many too-familiar scenes of characters out-of-control when given too much access too quickly to drugs and money.
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!