American Honey
American Honey (2016)

Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake, she soon gets… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 30, 2016
DVD Release Date: December 27, 2016
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: American Honey offers a refreshingly unconventional take on the coming-of-age drama whose narrative risks add up to a rewarding experience even if they don't all pay off.

Tom Shone

Lane is a find -- bruised, soft, dreamy, hopeful -- and the film is at its strongest exploring the erotic chemistry between her and LaBeouf.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Writer-director Andrea Arnold artfully sets love against money and manages one of the best endings in recent memory.

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Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

... yes, without a doubt, the film is too long, but it is also true that it is worth every minute of time invested. [Full review in Spanish]

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

It's bold, captivating cinema, with a soundtrack that threatens to never leave your head.

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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

Too long by at least an hour, American Honey is a movie that would have had more to say if it said less. It is ultimately like a Jim Jarmusch movie without a sense of humour.

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Uri Klein

Even if not everything works in Arnold's film, and the boldness that permeates it sometimes morphs into a feeling of arrogance, as often happens with what is perceived as cinematic daring, it's a work that stirs interest and also esteem.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

At nearly three hours, "American Honey" is the most indulgent movie of the year, and the one in most need of a serious trim. It makes its point early on and then keeps repeating it until the honey turns sour.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In the hands of British writer/director Andrea Arnold, one of the most talented women making movies today, the film has a lusty primal quality that is threatening and hard to resist.

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Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]

It is best, perhaps, to enjoy the dynamic cinematography by Robbie Ryan, who brings colours to life with burning intensity; his night scenes, particularly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
It can be pretty intimidating when a feature film is released with a run time that nears the three hour mark. Back in the day, films like Ben-Hur or Gone With… More
Thomas Drufke
I don't like quoting other reviewers in my own review, but I think Eric Kohn of Indiewire sums it up perfectly by saying "American Honey" invokes… More
Carlos Magalhães
Almost three hours of film are too much for me to endure a director who doesn't seem to know how to use a camera (I guess she must find focus an overrated… More
Alec Barniskis
The film remains compelling even when it's narrative seems to be spinning it's wheels. For something that could easily have been insufferable… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
Quite a unique and remarkable film, that has superb acting. They did the messy takes in this movie which was quite refreshing, it is all not clean cut frames… More
Philip Price
American Honey would have you believe that everything that happens in America happens at magic hour. That golden period in the day just before sunset during… More