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Review Roundup: The Bling Ring – Directed by Sofia Coppola

Review Roundup: The Bling Ring - Directed by Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring opened up Un Certain Regard at Cannes and the reviews of the film are coming in. Here’s a roundup of reviews of the film. 

“The Bling Ring” traces an intriguing feedback loop of which it is knowingly a part: a movie that affords its subjects the very immortality they so
aggressively sought.

There is something in her unjudging approach that is unexpectedly appropriate — and effective. It lets her get up close and personal to the story and
characters, which conventional irony (from a director like Larry Clark or a writer like Bret Easton Ellis) wouldn’t get near.
(The Guardian)

Shot in a gliding, gently intoxicating style that lightly suggests that this “based on actual events” story could be taking place in a dream (or, more to
the point, an altered state), this is a too-cool-for-school portrait of spoiled kids achieving dubious but welcome fame for robbing the homes of young
Hollywood celebrities.
(The Hollywood Reporter)

Coppola’s film doesn’t exactly delight in such detail, but it doesn’t decry it either: dispassionately subversive and quietly modern, “The Bling Ring” may
well be a morality tale with no moral.

The Bling Ring opens on June 14th in limited release. 

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