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: 66% 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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Rob Gonsalves

Actual spring breakers will probably loathe the movie; it's really for the pale art majors who never went.

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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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Amy Taubin

The most extraordinary thing about Korine's direction is how he gradually shifts the position of the viewer from self-possessed outsider looking in to complete immersion during a denouement where there is no one worth rooting for.

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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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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Sort of like what might happen if Jean-Luc Godard directed a Girls Gone Wild video, it's not just a movie that has its cake and eats it too. This is a movie that has its cake and eats more cake.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very interesting. Starts off all dumb drunk teens doing dumb drunk things, but soon turns very dark. I would like to watch this again before commenting fully.
Kevin M. Williams
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
Jim Hunter
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… 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
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