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Spring Breakers Reviews

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½ October 16, 2017
Spring Breakers is an odd film, the first roughly forty minutes is trash tier nonsense minus a few effective scenes. You do have the sense there is a point to what you're seeing, though I wasn't quite sure what and I still felt as though I was watching artful yet trashy MTV, and on finishing it I still didn't know the names of the 3 main girls but... There's something about Spring Breakers, something that sticks with you. It definitely has a point, though I'm not sure exactly what that point is but this movie is... Art? Any movie is but this is particularly arty. The colours in this movie go with the music, the shots, the voice over, James Franco's whispering and it turns into something quite mesmerizing. I felt almost hypnotized watching the second half of this movie, hypnotized and deeply uncomfortable. This movie is kind of a satire, kind of a black comedy and kind of a thriller and I'll be damned if it didn't kind of work! If you push through 40 minutes of obnoxiousness, drinking, twerking and obnoxiousness you suddenly have something kind of brilliant. Does it all work? No. The 4 main girls are, for the most part, relatively one note and the constant compilations of partying give a sense of a 90 minute movie that desperately needed padding and there are few people to actually resonate with in the story. But push through that first half and you have a neon drenched, musically hypnotic, demented piece of art with a truly scenery chewing Franco and two actresses very committed to going all out (couldn't tell you who the actresses are because the characters were kind of impossible to distinguish) and it creates something that is actually kind of stunning though definitely not for everyone. An art movie, a very trashy art movie.
½ October 15, 2017
An under-appreciated exploitation type film. James Franco does a character that must be seen to be believed.
½ September 6, 2017
Dark but some visually cool looking scenes.
August 26, 2017
Tedious. I was surprised this was not a Terrence Malick film.
August 23, 2017
This is a great film that is not for everyone. The whole cast is great and a blast to watch. The film is definitely heavier on style than substance but it's still got a lot going on if you're willing to look for it.
August 13, 2017
Spring Breakers is the exact thing you expect by combing a visionary director, a
chameleonic actor and a Disney princess; a colorful mixture of excess that relies on the electronic soundtrack and the power of witty dialogues.
½ August 6, 2017
Party! Drinking! Drugs! Sex! Harmony Korine serves up all of them in this raunchy lust filled movie. The girls sure have a good time. Me? I thought it was boring.
½ August 2, 2017
This movie is original, ambitious, thrilling, and realistic. Despite its raunchy subject matter it's a must see
½ July 7, 2017
the most shit movie i have ever seen. DIdNT EvEn MAkE SENSE. I wish it was just the girls. i love girls. the faggy douche ruined it. I LOVE SELENA AND NESSA<3333 bbbbbb girls. I only watched this movie bc of them. DONT WATCH ITS LAME
½ July 6, 2017
Korine chose the perfect directional style for this. It's bright, vivid and downright absurd, fitting right in with the story. Franco is the star here, giving one of his most off the wall efforts. A lot of it shouldn't work at all, yet it does.
½ July 5, 2017
What a misogynistic piece of crap. I didn't know anything about this film going into it, but I knew within minutes that it was directed by man... and one that knows nothing about women. The characterizations are deeply offensive, the girls in this film are valued and feel valued only for their beauty and sexuality, and the film treats them the same. Every woman in this film, even the extras, are sexualized and exploited by men, and what's worse, they seem to be happy about it. The four main characters are less than people, they are pure creations of male adolescent fantasies, and perpetuate ridiculous "bad girl" ideas that look cool in movies but never actually happen. It's clear that writer/director Harmony Korine has never actually gone on spring break, he just watched a "Girls Gone Wild" video and assumed that's how it really is. I hate to break it to him, but college girls don't look, talk, or act like this, and the straight ones generally don't fuck each other either. Maybe this film started out as a criticism or cautionary tale of youth gone wild, but instead it glamorizes it. The story is over-the-top and the direction is pretentious and self-indulgent... but even so, I will admit that there is something strangely compelling about the film, with its vibrant colors, breathy voice-overs, and nonlinear transitions. And it's true what they say, James Franco is remarkable. But I just couldn't get past the blatant misogyny and imaginary depiction of lipstick-lesbians. I'm sure the director would say that I was missing the point, that it's supposed to be hyper-reality, and I get that. But there is no excuse for this kind of sexism in movies today, regardless of whatever point it is supposed to be making.
½ June 6, 2017
This movie is hella surprisingly good...what all would you do for Spring Break!!!?
½ June 2, 2017

The message the film wants to convey gets lost towards its ending, but the artistry and performances exhibited in the film are remarkable to say the least.
May 6, 2017
this is probably the worst movie I have ever seen in my life. It's so bad I can't even think about it without nearly vomiting.
April 28, 2017
Spring Breakers is a mesmerising film about the over indulgent nature of today's youth and shows so through brilliant cinematography and intense filmmaking. One of the more disturbing exploitation films about party culture.
April 19, 2017
it was waste of my time
April 17, 2017
Surprised me. Expected typical coming of age tale but was much darker and blunt. Best use of classic Britney songs in a film.
April 14, 2017
A decent movie with a surprisingly disappointing performance from James Franco, perhaps as it is a far different role to anything I've seen him in previously.
April 13, 2017
Totally didn't realize that this was a drama, wrote it off as a normal party movie/comedy goes to show u can't judge a book by its cover! Oh and ya know..Vanessa Hudgens, she's aiight ????????
Super Reviewer
April 10, 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.
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