Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Wesley Morris

The movie is too calculated to shock. Korine just wants to be the danger he's warning us about.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Korine's story is a searing indictment of today's hedonistic, nihilistic youth, and his script is loaded with sharp, telling dialogue that exposes the rotten moral cores of its characters.

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Jack Giroux
Film School Rejects

Korine's most entertaining film to date.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

It's campy and comic at times, but Korine also gives the film a downbeat, melancholic edge, with voiceovers, pointed repetition of dialogue and images, and hallucinatory camera work, sound and editing.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The film stands, overall, as one of the director's richer provocations ...

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Ray Pride

It's Malick-meets-dubstep amid post-"Kids"-skin-and-sin with the costumes of Pussy Riot and a sunset-by-the-sea Britney Spears sing-along by Alien and the girls that is both ridiculous and touching.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Neon bright and all raw energy, Spring Breakers is a pulsating paradox of a movie, both a tangerine dream and a cultural reality check, a pop artifact that simultaneously exploits and explores the shallowness of pop artifacts.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Once a year, St. Petersburg is awash with thoughtless, unpleasant people making poor decisions. This spring, Korine is one of them.

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Bill Clark

...a thoroughly detestable piece of gutter trash masquerading as some kind of abstract piece of pop art.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Somewhere between a mindless music video and Terence Malick... grotesque, compelling cinema (European in style, kind of like Drive was) that uses little… More
Mark Hobin
Spring Breakers is an intriguing film. What initially starts out as a superficial focus on hedonistic desires evolves (devolves?) into a nightmare come to life.… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Exploitation of the youth market is nothing new, nor is the same masquerading as social commentary. The only rarity is how well Harmony Korine manages this… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It's a mixed bag. There are elements of Spring Breakers that filmgoers can admire. Firstly, the film editing and cinematography are well done and… More
Alice Shen
This movie is off the flippin' chain. I don't think it's necessarily effective satire because the line between social commentary and… More
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