Trash Humpers Reviews

June 24, 2010
Trash Humpers, far being an authentic expression of the American Id, is a nostalgic lament for an era in which Korine's films could be held up, rightly or wrongly, as transgressive. No longer.
June 18, 2010
It is an exercise in experimental provocation and in pure insolence, while sometimes being horribly funny and fascinating, reviving the spirit of Tod Browning's Freaks and the ice-cold vision of Diane Arbus.
June 18, 2010
It's a typical Korine move: gesture towards seriousness, and then undercut it in the name of puerility. Or is it post-political cynicism?
June 17, 2010
This is counter-cinema at its best. For every insipid, corporate-led blockbuster that comes hurtling out of Hollywood, something as gross, coarse and provocative as Trash Humpers must counteract, if just to remind us of the power of film.
June 16, 2010
Imagine if you salvaged a grubby VHS tape off the roadside only to discover it contained outtakes from an amateur Jackass knock-off.
June 3, 2010
This interminable piece of crap copped a big prize at the 2009 Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.
May 13, 2010
The crass, fuzzy beauty of VHS' defiantly crisp-free recording technology gives haunting visual power to both the empty-parking-lot dreariness of day and the harsh, lamplit hum of night.
May 13, 2010
The spirit of celluloid is dragging 3D CGI to the toilet and giving it a swirly.
May 12, 2010
For the brave souls who make it to the end, there should at least be no question of the movie's sincerity.
May 7, 2010
However crassly delivered, Mr. Korine's warning against over-consumption is unambiguous: these savages are our future, our "true seed." The only surprise is that he didn't include a shot of one of them violating this film.
May 7, 2010
It's about as enervating a way to waste 78 minutes as I've ever experienced.
May 6, 2010
Trash Humpers is Korine the performance artist pleading for attention. Look away.
May 5, 2010
It's no accident that Korine's visual style mimics that of a scratchy old VHS tape. There's a name for the genre he's now working in -- it's called glorified public-access TV.
May 5, 2010
If this is what passes for contemporary art terrorism, we'll opt instead for something truly subversive -- like genuine art.
May 4, 2010
It's ultimately less a celebration of impulse behavior than a celebration of the parodic impulse to record.