Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as "porn-pulp" and nominated for top honours at the Venice Film Festival, Spring Breakers follows four college girls on a decadent spree of partying and crime as they head off on Spring Break. A diverse range of talent assembles for this blend of arthouse and exploitation: James Franco, former Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, and filmmaker provocateur Harmony Korine (KidsGummo).

Brit (Ashley Benson), Candy (Hudgens), Cotty (Rachel Korine) and Faith (Gomez) are four besties living together in a boring college dorm. Starved for adventure, they find it in a chance encounter with white-trash gangster rapper 'Alien' (Franco). The moronic Alien promises to provide all the drugs and excitement they could hope for, and the chance for a real Spring Break in Florida. But amongst the Girls Gone Wild-like thrills, a spot of armed crime is required to maintain the high life and it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go.

2012Rating: R18, Violence,offensive language,drug use and sex scenes92 minsUSA
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as "porn-pulp" and nominated for top honours at the Venice Film Festival, 'Spring Breakers' follows four college girls on a decadent spree of partying and crime as they head off on Spring Break. A diverse range of talent assembles for this blend of arthouse and exploitation: James Franco, former Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, and filmmaker provocateur Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo).

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Variety

Variety

Attractively fizzy... but remains pretty toothless titillation by its writer-helmer's standards.

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Total Film

Total Film

Brave, brash and exhilarating, but lacking the insight and impact of the Korine-scripted Kids (1995).

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Time Out

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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The New York Times

The New York Times

A gonzo, outrageously funny party that it takes a while to appreciate that this is more of a horror film than a comedy.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Korine bounces back like a man possessed, rekitted as some 21st-century Russ Meyer.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The movie is an arty lark of ambiguous entertainment value, pulsing with melancholy.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

James Franco smashes it out of the park as Alien, a cornrowed, dental-grill-sporting Kevin Federline-a-like.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Has hypnotic visual style and a dense, driving soundscape. But it's also too monotonous and thematically empty to be seriously provocative.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A lurid, luminous teen-bender movie, as ludicrous as it is stylish, and Harmony Korine's best film in years.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

A candy-colored fever dream is the most unforgettable movie of the year so far.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Lush and exuberant and gives [Korine's] admittedly brilliant eye its fullest expression to date.

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