The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

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Sofia Coppola's (SomewhereLost in Translation) Cannes-nominated comedy-drama, starring Emma Watson. This is the true story of a group of fame-obsessed Los Angeles teenagers, known as The Bling Ring, who robbed the homes of Hollywood celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton - in Hilton's case several times. More

The Bling Ring stole around $3 million in cash and belongings from their victims in less than twelve months and reportedly targeted more than 50 homes. As well as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, their victims included Audrina Partridge, Rachel Bilson, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox.

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2013Rating: R16, Drug use, offensive language90 minsUSA
ComedyDramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Sofia Coppola ('Somewhere', 'Marie Antoinette', 'Lost in Translation', 'The Virgin Suicides')
Writer:
Sofia Coppola
Cast:
Emma WatsonLeslie MannTaissa FarmigaErin DanielsNina SiemaszkoGavin RossdaleStacy EdwardsMaika Monroe

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The Bling Ring | Reviews

60%209 reviews

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Variety

Variety

Always adept at directing young performers, Coppola encourages fine work here from her cast of mostly newcomers, with Watson taking special relish in shedding her goody-two-shoes "Harry Potter" persona.

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Total Film

Total Film

Sharp and shiny as the jewellery its twisted teens pilfer, Coppola’s cautionary tale eschews action for angsting about celeb-obsessed culture.

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Time Out

Time Out

Deceptively shallow but ultimately fascinating.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Occupies a vertiginous middle ground between banality and transcendence, and its refusal to commit to one or the other is both a mark of integrity and a source of frustration.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There is something in Coppola's weightless, affectless portrayal of their crime spree that is very effective, and this is a film whose interest definitely grows on a second viewing.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Once the initial thrill of riding shotgun to these robberies starts to fade, the audience has little to do but wallow in amorality.

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The Age

The Age

Suggests Coppola still has the nose for a good story, but not the depth to sufficiently explore it.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A film about teenagers, crime, celebrity, LA, the internet and the cinema. These still waters run very deep indeed.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Coppola's attitude toward her subject seems equivocal, uncertain... she seems far too at home in the world she depicts to offer a rewarding critique of it.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Might be a film for right now rather than the ages, but Sofia Coppola's heist movie is visually arresting, well acted, capricious fun.

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The Bling Ring | Trailers

The Bling Ring | Release Details

The Bling Ring is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand.