Spring Breakers (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Spring Breakers (2013)



Critic Consensus: Spring Breakers blends stinging social commentary with bikini cheesecake and a bravura James Franco performance.

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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 enough money for spring break to get their shot at having some real fun. A serendipitous encounter with rapper "Alien" (James Franco) promises to provide the girls with all the thrill and excitement they could hope for. With the encouragement of their new friend, it soon becomes unclear how far the girls are willing to go to experience a spring break they will never forget. (c)Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Spring Breakers

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Is it social commentary on today's young adult culture? I don't see how. Is it satire? I surely wish it was. Instead this was an earnest try at something...I don't know what.

June 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Spring Breakers is a crowd-pleaser, although given its confounding creepiness, the crowd it pleases most is surely the forty-year-old filmmaker's intellectual fan base.

March 7, 2019 | Full Review…

From it's pointless script, sloppy acting and dreadful direction, Spring Breakers is not nearly as profound as it pretends to be.

September 6, 2017 | Rating: F+ | Full Review…

Korine's latest hallucinogenic young adult frolic Spring Breakers is the first of the director's works I've responded to in any sort of moderately positive fashion.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Behind the film's vacuous candy-colored outer shell are ambiguous and morally challenging concepts.

May 10, 2016 | Full Review…

The movie is too calculated to shock. Korine just wants to be the danger he's warning us about.

January 3, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spring Breakers


After seeing it a second time, it is easier to see where Korine wants to get at with this overstylish mockery of American society, even though his hand is too heavy sometimes, but he does have conviction and the cinematography is stunning and filled with toxic sexiness.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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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.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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 about hedonism and materialism while including enough skin to make Hugh Hefner blush. Though the film is clearly "artistic" (as opposed to pornographic) with its slow motion shots, fractured narrative, and repeated "poetic" voice-overs, it can't escape the fact that it quickly becomes a parody of itself. Take for example a scene in which Alien shows off his "pad." He says, "Look at my shit" approximately twenty times, and I couldn't resist thinking, "Look at my props department. They found a lot of guns and an oddly shaped bed." A lack of subtlety isn't always necessary, but Spring Breakers goes so over the top that I couldn't stomach the predictable conclusion of its ham-handed plot. Overall, Harmony Korine may be a fine writer, as evidenced by Kids, but as a director he has much to learn.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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