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American Honey (2016)

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Critic Consensus: American Honey offers a refreshingly unconventional take on the coming-of-age drama whose narrative risks add up to a rewarding experience even if they don't all pay off.

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Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake, she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love.

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Riley Keough
as Krystal
Crystal Ice
as Katness
Will Patton
as Backseat Cowboy
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Critic Reviews for American Honey

All Critics (189) | Top Critics (36)

Lane is a find -- bruised, soft, dreamy, hopeful -- and the film is at its strongest exploring the erotic chemistry between her and LaBeouf.

December 9, 2016 | Full Review…
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It's bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

At nearly three hours, "American Honey" is the most indulgent movie of the year, and the one in most need of a serious trim. It makes its point early on and then keeps repeating it until the honey turns sour.

October 14, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Writer-director Andrea Arnold artfully sets love against money and manages one of the best endings in recent memory.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Too long by at least an hour, American Honey is a movie that would have had more to say if it said less. It is ultimately like a Jim Jarmusch movie without a sense of humour.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In the hands of British writer/director Andrea Arnold, one of the most talented women making movies today, the film has a lusty primal quality that is threatening and hard to resist.

October 13, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Honey

½

Almost three hours of film is too much for me to endure a director who doesn't seem to know how to use a camera (I guess she must find focus an overrated feature) and a self-indulgent, directionless narrative that is full of annoying characters and doesn't go anywhere.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

I don't like quoting other reviewers in my own review, but I think Eric Kohn of Indiewire sums it up perfectly by saying "American Honey" invokes the explosive sense of liberty that comes with living dangerously." I couldn't have said it better myself. There is nothing like watching a film which involves scenarios that I've never had to deal with. In that way, there's a keen sense of truth and honesty to the story. None of the actors feel like they're acting, which is one of the greatest compliments an actor can be given. Everyone has chemistry and everyone looks like they're enjoying what they're doing. So even though I can't outright say I relate to any of the characters, I can appreciate watching people do what they have to do to survive. At almost 165 minutes, American Honey is a long watch, and can be difficult when the plot seems to lead nowhere, but I'll always consider a new experience a worthy experience. And certainly spending time with a dozen magazine salesmen and women who travel the country and scam people to stay alive is a new experience. Long but inevitably inspiring, American Honey is one of the more unique films you'll see. 7.3/10

Thomas Drufke
Thomas Drufke

Super Reviewer

Quite a unique and remarkable film, that has superb acting. They did the messy takes in this movie which was quite refreshing, it is all not clean cut frames and images. Was not a fan of the heavy drug usage, but understand the traveling door to door salesman.

Jarrin Rozenblad
Jarrin Rozenblad

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