Written July 24, 2014
As a confronting, out-on-the-edge film-maker, Harmony Korine got strong reactions from the narrow audience of art house film watchers he courted in his early career. "Spring Breakers" is aimed at the mainstream (I think) but also seems designed to provoke strong reactions. The story felt to me like an allegory for an America that is stuck in a type of collective adolescence where the love of sex, guns and consumerism dominate all other values. People who can't stand to see America criticized, or even reflected negatively in the most oblique fashion, will hate this film. I liked it a lot. James Franco's performance is fantastic. An original and eye-catching mixture of film and storytelling approaches taken from different genres of film really worked for me, like a genius combination of two ingredients by great chef. My only issue with this film was the ending, which felt like a studio executive had imposed it to create more of an upbeat resolution to the story.
Written March 17, 2013
My friend and I read the reviews that, overall, it was a decent film. This movie was so bad on so many levels, I don't know where to begin. I can't believe Franco agreed to do this film.
If you like staring at t-ts & butts for 90 minutes, you're better off watching free porn on the internet.
Written March 24, 2013
God doggy! This movie so refreshingly original and raw. The cast was electric, most notably James Franco, who absolutely went to another level. Hilariously serious and rebellious. A cult classic for the ages.
Written August 04, 2013
Horrible! Way over top!
Written August 21, 2014
If you're looking for a fun movie, this isn't it! Catch a showing of 21 & Over and call it a day. If I mentioned the words "hip hop", "dub step", "spring break", "T&A", and "hot chicks" you would think of fun movies along the lines of Project X, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, etc. WRONG!
This movie is slow and boring. It tries to be artsy fartsy and ends up being a complete disaster. It seems like the critics love anything that's unconventional and looks like it was shot with an iPhone. The characters are bad, the acting is bad, the plot is bad, the script is bad.
James Franco realizes that it was impossible for him to hold character or even his accent and decides to just play dress up and have fun. He did make me laugh twice. So far, this is the worst movie of the year.
Reminder: If you are looking for a fun spring break movie, this isn't it!
There are no scenes during or after the credits.
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