Spring Breakers (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Spring Breakers (2013)



Critic Consensus: Spring Breakers blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake and a bravura James Franco performance.

Movie Info

Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Cotty (Rachel Korine) and Faith (Selena Gomez) have been best friends since grade school. They live together in a boring college dorm and are hungry for adventure. All they have to do is save enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" (James Franco) promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget. (c)Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Comedy, Cult Movies
Directed By:
Written By: Harmony Korine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2013
Box Office: $13.9M
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News & Interviews for Spring Breakers

Critic Reviews for Spring Breakers

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (42)

The movie is too calculated to shock. Korine just wants to be the danger he's warning us about.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

A trippy, florescent whirl of boobs and bongs.

Full Review… | September 22, 2013
Us Weekly
Top Critic

This strange film by Harmonie Korine will enrage and baffle many. But as a cinematic experience I included it among my top five films when it first came out last year this is a long, mad, fevered reverie that sucks you in and showers you with acid vomit.

Full Review… | May 10, 2016
Bangkok Post

Behind the film's vacuous candy-colored outer shell are ambiguous and morally challenging concepts.

Full Review… | May 10, 2016
Bitch Media

For moviegoers looking for sensory overload, this will play particularly well.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

Actual spring breakers will probably loathe the movie; it's really for the pale art majors who never went.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Audience Reviews for Spring Breakers

With this unbearable, pointless turd that is all style but no substance, Harmony Korine attests (once again) to what an awful director he is, so obvious about everything that he is incapable of not beating into our heads every single stupid element of his ridiculous idiocy.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Very interesting. Starts off all dumb drunk teens doing dumb drunk things, but soon turns very dark. I would like to watch this again before commenting fully.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Four college students resort to robbery to fund a spring break trip to Florida.
Lacking almost all restraint, director Harmony Korine fashions a didactic drama about hedonism and materialism while including enough skin to make Hugh Hefner blush. Though the film is clearly "artistic" (as opposed to pornographic) with its slow motion shots, fractured narrative, and repeated "poetic" voice-overs, it can't escape the fact that it quickly becomes a parody of itself. Take for example a scene in which Alien shows off his "pad." He says, "Look at my shit" approximately twenty times, and I couldn't resist thinking, "Look at my props department. They found a lot of guns and an oddly shaped bed." A lack of subtlety isn't always necessary, but Spring Breakers goes so over the top that I couldn't stomach the predictable conclusion of its ham-handed plot.
Overall, Harmony Korine may be a fine writer, as evidenced by Kids, but as a director he has much to learn.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

Spring Breakers Quotes

Faith: Hi grandma. Having so much fun here. This place... is special. I am starting to think this is the most spiritful place I've ever been. I think we found ourselves here. We finally gotta see some other parts of the world. We saw some beautiful things here. God, I can't believe how many new friends we made. Friends from all over the place. I mean everyone was so sweet here. So warm and friendly. We' It's way more than just having a good time. God, it's so nice to get a break from my auntie for a little while. We'll always remember the trip. I wanna go back again next year with you. Something so amazing, magical. Something so beautiful. Feels as if the world is perfect. Like it's never gonna end.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (20 months ago)
Alien: Look at all mah shit.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Alien: Spring break. Spring break. Spring break fo'ever.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Alien: Bikini's and big booties - that's what it's all about.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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