'The Bling Ring' premiered earlier this week at the Cannes film festival, and reviews for the film are already starting to filter in. The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly have already posted their reviews, the consensus has been that the performances are strong and Sofia Coppola's visual style is arresting.
While the reviews do state that the film offers some semblance of a social commentary, its focus is on the style more than any extended focus on this commentary. However, Emma Watson's performance has so far been universally praised by all the critics.
This will be the second film that Emma is speaking in an American accent, and she's previously stated how difficult it was for her to adopt the 'Valley girl' accent that her character, Nicki, speaks with. The reviews state that she manages to pull off this particular accent with aplomb, and she also manages to give a superficial character some depth and gravitas. For example, the review from EW states, "Emma Watson, playing Nicki, a real mean girl, does a remarkable job of demonstrating that glassy-eyed insensitivity doesn’t have to be stupid. Wearing a brown shag that transforms her into a look-alike of the young Marilyn Chambers, Watson proves that her willingness to take chances is only growing, and that she’s an actress serious enough to turn a line like 'Your butt looks awesome!' into something that reveals character."
'The Bling Ring' releases on June 14th, 2013 and in addition to Emma Watson, also stars Claire Julien, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, and Leslie Mann.