Written August 31, 2016
There's no denying that Spring Breakers exploits the worst possible scenario for a group of no-so-innocent college girls. There's plenty of nudity and partying (read sex, drugs, and drinking games) from start to finish; however, there's also the type of mayhem that involves a hilarious "gangster" played by James Franco and plenty of guns, money and drugs. It's also worth mentioning that this movie doesn't have a conventional story. It's mostly storytelling in a daze, which works well for the most part -- it's just not the straightforward storytelling that most audiences are used it. SPRING BREAK FOREVER!
Written July 23, 2016
first, let me say i have no idea where people are getting the notion that this is even partly a comedy; i can't think of a single humorous moment in the entire film. the movie is an artistic, dreamlike, sometimes abstract drama. it's beautiful, in both simplistic, topless-girls-bouncing-around-in-the-sun ways, and in more complex, darker, grittier ways. it's sometimes impressionistic and not very literally plausible, and sometimes kind of harshly realistic. it doesn't spell everything out for you - it leaves it to you to fill in some blanks however you choose. if you don't want that responsibility, you may not enjoy this movie. but if you like movies that leave some things for you to decide, that sort of let you help make them in your mind, you might enjoy Spring Breakers.(paragraph break here)
Fandango's rating system is stupid: nobody can say whether you should or should not go. all they can say is whether they liked it and why. whether or not you should go is for you to decide
Written July 28, 2016
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 May 06, 2016
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 October 25, 2016
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.
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