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91
For a while, the girls' personalities seem almost interchangeable, but that's part of the texture. Katie Chang gives the leader a ripe synthetic glow, and Emma Watson does a remarkable job of demonstrating that glassy-eyed insensitivity need not be stupid.
88
In other words, this punkish, sleek film about beautiful kids wallowing in purloined Prada could have been written by a grumpy 65-year-old white guy in gabardine, provided he had a sense of irony. The Bling Ring is the bridge between Coppola and Bill O'Reilly.
88
The Bling Ring is a sly, often hilarious and at times sobering look at the 21st century fascination with celebrities.
86
Uncharacteristically loose and deceptively frivolous, The Bling Ring is as much of an attack on The Hills Generation as any of Coppola's previous films were an exercise in self-pity, which is to say not at all.
75
Emma Watson is sensational as Nicki.
75
The Bling Ring is Sofia Coppola's energetic, elegant, and entertaining take on this real-life story - a comedy, of sorts, if what it says about our obsession with the famous and the frivolous weren't so totally depressing.
65
It's when Coppola lets the beautiful, gorgeous things retain their sparkle that The Bling Ring shines most brightly.
63
The Bling Ring is the cinematic equivalent of the vapid, superficial kids it features - all visual panache and minimal substance.
60
Coppola's attitude toward her subject seems equivocal, uncertain; there is perhaps a smidgen of social commentary, but she seems far too at home in the world she depicts to offer a rewarding critique of it.
40
Narratively static and morally banal. That may be par for the course, however, when half the movie is spent watching shallow kids try on other people's clothes.
40
The point of the film is vacuous materialism, but the way these larcenous children return the camera's impassive gaze suggests that no one is home behind their beautiful faces and dead eyes.

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