American Honey Reviews

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December 9, 2016
Lane is a find -- bruised, soft, dreamy, hopeful -- and the film is at its strongest exploring the erotic chemistry between her and LaBeouf.
November 2, 2016
The film is much too long with occasional false notes -- overwrought scenes which strain credibility... But Lane, who's never acted before, gives an astonishingly complex and persuasive performance.
October 14, 2016
It's bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head.
October 14, 2016
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 13, 2016
Andrea Arnold's new film, American Honey, throbs with raw teenage hormones and sheer chutzpah in a 21st-century version of On the Road.
October 13, 2016
Writer-director Andrea Arnold artfully sets love against money and manages one of the best endings in recent memory.
October 13, 2016
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
More than the sum of its shaky-cam parts.
October 13, 2016
But, even at its most obvious and ham-fisted, American Honey remains compelling, largely for Arnold's vividly verité, documentary-like cinematic style and a career-launching performance by Texan Sasha Lane who has never acted in a film before this.
October 13, 2016
Some may consider "American Honey" too long and more than a bit repetitive. But Arnold's not after a mere snapshot. Her aim is nothing less than a mural of contemporary American life.
October 13, 2016
American Honey is too restless and impatient to establish anything and instead rides high on an obviously fabricated atmosphere.
October 13, 2016
The movie grows into an epic in the Altman mode: a 163-minute celebration of the heightened ordinary, a dressed-down yet hopped-up Nashville, baring the lives and dreams of its characters as they bump or bang up against the everyday.
October 13, 2016
"American Honey" is a remarkable movie, which doesn't mean it's perfect - its imperfections, in fact, are what help make it so urgent, so vital, so real.
October 13, 2016
You could also argue that this almost intentionally exhausting film is too much of a good thing. But there's amazingly little of it you'd want to live without.
October 6, 2016
This film is the real deal. It will bring you into a world that exists parallel to yours, right outside your car window as you run errands on Main Street.
October 6, 2016
Lane, whom Arnold discovered lounging on a Miami beach, recalls Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone, balancing an inherent toughness with the fragility of girlhood.
October 6, 2016
Arnold embraces these kids from the social margins with sincere compassion, and her willingness to see them all as Star(s) is the film's saving grace.
October 6, 2016
Like the inspiration for its title, there's a wild sweetness to the people - and maybe even to the land - depicted with such breathtaking honesty and raw beauty in "American Honey."
October 6, 2016
Vividly rendered but increasingly repetitive and aimless.
October 6, 2016
Yes, it depicts teenagers doing things the grown-ups would rather not admit they actually do, but it does so with a poetic curiosity and a sense of what it's like to be young, poor, and rootless - both future-less and free.
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