Mini-Review: The Bling Ring

A straightforward expose lacking depth

There comes a point when you’re watching a film and you’re presented with something that’s being repeated over and over again and you start to feel numb and tired. Well, that’s exactly the case in Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring: a dramatization of real life events that doesn’t bring anything new to the table aside from Emma Watson’s provocative performance. The material is intriguing; eye-catching, yet I’m not sure if it warrants a feature film. By the hour mark you begin to question if anything interesting will ever happen. And by the time the story actually gets engaging the movie is almost about to end and is simply too little, too late. Coppola does deserve credit for her music and cinematography choices, but other than that there isn’t really anything left to commend.

GRADE: C

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