Spring Breakers

2013

Spring Breakers

Critics Consensus

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

66%

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Total Count: 191

38%

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User Ratings: 62,197
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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 Site

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  • Apr 07, 2017
    Strange and hypnotic but ultimately too slow, unrealistic and just not enough good content. Very similar to the concept and style of "Natural Born Killers" but falls way short.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2016
    At a loss to figure out the point of this, is it supposed to be a spring break satire? Or were they really trying for drama in showing the corruption of innocence? And what the hell is with James Franco's performance all over the map like a U2 tour schedule? In the end it doesn't matter what they were trying because nothing works, at all. Messier than an Exxon oil spill.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2016
    This film can't figure out if it's a morality tale or a female empowerment indulge in excess. Selena Gomez's character is the only character with any character sympathy and she is gone half way through, so your left with characters you don't care about heading to a predictable (if unbelievable) ending. Also a study in how not sexy gratuitous nudity can be. Of interest only to pervs looking to see Hudgens naked.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2015
    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 H Super Reviewer

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