American Honey Reviews

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July 2, 2020
If the bland story had been cut in half, the resulting product would've been much more digestible. [Full review in Spanish]
January 15, 2020
By the time the film enters its second hour, the goodwill generated by the fresh faced enthusiasm of the actors and flashes of fleeting, accidental beauty is ground down by the editing's oppressive tedium.
April 23, 2018
There is nothing to be gained from the repetition, and some goodwill lost as the time ticks on. Any spare time to be had would have been better spent fleshing out some of the key characters, with Krystal in particular rather undernourished.
January 23, 2018
American Honey is a great movie, or at least there's a great movie in there somewhere. But for some reason they decided to make this great movie and add then five billion things on top of it.
November 16, 2017
"American Honey" tries to approach its American subculture...with a naïveté flush with a sensual, free-flowing and empathetic appreciation of American vivacity.
September 28, 2017
It's the strategic vaporousness of the entire enterprise-its canny refusal to be "about" anything except an immersion its own roiling, over-conscientiously detailed millennial milieu-that rankles.
June 20, 2017
British writer-director Andrea Arnold's fourth feature is long, rambling, and unvarnished.
January 2, 2017
American Honey is 162 minute long Carpool Karaoke segment. To be fair, it's beautifully shot and the songs aren't half bad.
December 31, 2016
Ultimately, American Honey feels both over-scaled and under-cooked.
December 26, 2016
American Honey certainly looks pretty, but thanks to a meandering narrative, undeveloped characters, and a completely unforgiveable 162-minute runtime, it feels like nothing more than an extended collection of deleted scenes that adds up to very little.
December 20, 2016
A film where everything is disjointed in an eternal reiteration of the same. The style, in effect, kills. [Full review in Spanish]
November 29, 2016
...has the whiff of sensationalism rather than the aroma of empathy.
November 4, 2016
American Honey...struck me as unbearably phony...Each scene is a provocation and an indictment, but the film's also an offense to the principles of cinéma vérité and social realism.
November 3, 2016
Straddled uncomfortably between the mythic and the particular until what started out as exhilarating becomes exhausting, it's a road movie that winds up driving in circles.
November 2, 2016
There is a whole lotta movie in American Honey. But not a movie as a whole.
October 25, 2016
A road movie that refuses to go anywhere. It's big on atmosphere and art house clichés but fatally thin on plot.
October 18, 2016
If an hour of this superfluous indulgence was shaved from the screenplay and more focus was applied, American Honey could have struck gold as a saga from the squalid outflow of the American dream.
October 14, 2016
Do you enjoy bloated, repetitive and heavy-handed movies? If so, gorge yourself on American Honey, a coming-of-age film so drenched with simple metaphors about Americana that you expect it to leave a sticky residue.
October 14, 2016
The result is a kind of existential, occasionally atmospheric diary kept by someone with little to say. The one cool thing about American Honey is the better movies it could inspire.
October 14, 2016
The dreamy film has plaintive and poignant moments but it never justifies an excessive running time or arrives at any significant conclusion.
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