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Brit, Candy, Cotty, and Faith 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” 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.

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Release date: Mar 15, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use and violence throughout
 
Official website: http://springbreakersthemovie.com/
 
Runtime: 94 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 100
    Village Voice - by Scott Foundas
    Spring Breakers seems to be holding a funhouse mirror up to the face of youth-driven pop culture, leaving us uncertain whether to laugh, recoil in horror, or marvel at its strange beauty. All I knew is I couldn't wait to see it a second time. ...read more

  • 91
    Entertainment Weekly - by Owen Gleiberman
    Harmony Korine's first ''mainstream'' movie, Spring Breakers, is by far the best thing he's ever done. ...read more

  • 80
    The Guardian - by Xan Brooks
    Full credit to Korine, who sustains this act of creative vandalism right through to the finish. Spring Breakers unfolds as a fever dream of teenage kicks, a high-concept heist movie with mescal in the fuel tank. ...read more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine - by Andrew Schenker
    One of the effects of Harmony Korine's feverish, hypnotic style is that the whole thing feels like a fantasy—or rather a nightmare perversion of the American dream. ...read more

  • 75
    The Playlist - by Oliver Lyttelton
    Midnight movie programmers of the future will undoubtedly give it a long life years after it’s gone from first-run theaters. ...read more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times - by Robert Abele
    The movie is an arty lark of ambiguous entertainment value, pulsing with melancholy. It's rarely less than interesting visually or tonally, thanks in large part to Korine's prurient sense of humor and the rich location textures and Crayola sweep provided by gifted cinematographer Benoit Debie ("Enter the Void"). ...read more

  • 67
    Film.com - by Jordan Hoffman
    It’s shallow, it’s boring, it’s poignant, it’s clever, it’s poorly acted, it’s intentionally poorly acted, it has no story, it has marvelous scenes, it is artful, it is hallucinatory, it is shoddily put together. All response is valid. ...read more

  • 63
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    As Alien, a gun-crazy Florida drug dealer with tats, beaded cornrows and a grill any rapper would envy, Franco is a bug-f--k blast. Too bad the movie itself is rarely as outrageous as he is. ...read more

  • 58
    The A.V. Club - by Scott Tobias
    The overall effect is enervating, like a party that grinds on after most of the attendees have either left or passed out. And much like "Kids," the enfant terrible’s breakthrough screenplay, Korine’s film has an unintended moral hysteria, like a warning to parents of what their good girls are doing when they aren’t looking. The message: Keep them locked up. In their bikinis, if necessary. ...read more

  • 40
    Variety - by
    Just about every charge of social negligence leveled at Spring Breakers can be countered with an arch claim of intent, which makes it at once playful and wearying; enjoyment is contingent on how little you're willing to fight it. ...

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter - by David Rooney
    It has hypnotic visual style and a dense, driving soundscape. But it’s also too monotonous and thematically empty to be seriously provocative. ...read more

  • 30
    Salon.com - by Andrew O'Hehir
    Fitzgerald’s influence could have crept in there by osmosis, and whatever other charges you want to level against Spring Breakers – such as incoherence, plotlessness, salaciousness and mind-numbing monotony – it has no lack of high concept. ...read more

  • 30
    Time - by Richard Corliss
    "Trash Humpers" at least had the artistic courage of its own lunatic convictions, but Spring Breakers is all surface and sham; it’s trash about humpers. ...read more

Harmony Korine's first ''mainstream'' movie, Spring Breakers, is by far the best thing he's ever done. It's an outlaw fantasia about four college women (led by Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez) who go...
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