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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The female actors, particularly Hudgens and Ashley Benson, are game for the ride. And Franco is indispensable, bringing humor and pathos to one of the more repulsive cinematic creations in recent memory. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With director Harmony Korine's visual overload and somnolent voice-overs — the same sentences are repeated ad nauseum — it manages to be both mind-numbingly dull and off-putting. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Am I crazy, or are Spring Breakers and "Oz the Great and Powerful" essentially the same movie? James Franco stars in both - a tattooed, gun-totin' gangsta in one, a charlatan magician in the other (you figure out which is which), and, in both, he's encircled by a bevy of Hollywood babes determined either to get witchy on him, or get that other witchy-rhyming word on him. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    So often not in his element — his turn in “Oz the Great and Powerful” is evidence of that — Franco is in freako mode here, and walks a line between spaced-out caricature and just plain Out There. show more

  • 40
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    It has hypnotic visual style and a dense, driving soundscape. But it’s also too monotonous and thematically empty to be seriously provocative. show more

  • 60
    NPR

    Although parts of Spring Breakers are very funny, there's also something tsk-tsking and superior about it, as if Korine had thought a lot about young middle America's idea of midsemester fun and decided he doesn't like it one tiny bit. show more

  • 88
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Korine wants to give us a portrait of our nation’s children — the girls, especially — as beautifully depraved sharks, pleasure-seeking killers oblivious to the comedy and horror of their existence. And damned if he doesn’t pull it off, or come close enough. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Starts out like a salacious, rump-centric and blithely bare-breasted hip-hop video and ends up in the realm of scary and inspired trash. That's not meant negatively. show more

  • January 12, 2014 jt00000000177770
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    The only good thing in this movie are the ****... that they show over and over. unfortunately they show every piece of the goddamn thing over and over. really this \'movie\' should\'ve be 30 minutes long, not 90

  • December 08, 2013 nq00000000174073
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    I contemplated drinking bleach a few times throughout the movie, worst thing I have ever seen

  • August 19, 2013 vg00000000162102
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    Worst movie I\'ve seen in a long time. It was Malibu\'s Most Wanted without the funny parts, and that isn\'t saying much..

  • July 22, 2013 ro00000000159262
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    worst ****** movie ever watched if you can even call it a movie do ********* wast of time trust me the stars made it look good ******* not not at all trust

  • April 24, 2013 jpewther
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    A new low in depraved Hollywood fantasy, but it was somewhat entertaining.

  • April 04, 2013 chipchirimbes
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    The WORST movie in the HISTORY of film making...

  • April 01, 2013 lh00000000143019
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    i guess alot of people miss understood the point of the movie ...

  • March 30, 2013 nx00000000144127
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    Fantastic movie. Anyone calling it a porn movie did not understand the point of the film at all. Very Avant-Garde, disturbing , intriguing, and it has a great score by Skrillex, who ventures out of his usual arena of pulsing dubstep to make an actual movie score. Also, James Franco is great in it

  • March 27, 2013 Carl R White
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    A truly bizarre movie. Imagine a skinemax exploitation flick mated with a dark comedy and then mated with a morality tale with no morals and no point of view and directed by a drunk Fellini at gunpoint and you have an idea of what to expect.

  • April 06, 2013 think!!!
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    the worst piece of trash in years. nothing good could possibly be said about this mess. it fails on every level.

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