In Spring Breakers [Mr. Korine] bores into a contested, deeply American topic — the pursuit of happiness taken to nihilistic extremes — but turns his exploration into such a gonzo, outrageously funny party that it takes a while to appreciate that this is more of a horror film than a comedy.
—Manohla Dargis New York Times
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.
—Scott Foundas Village Voice
Harmony Korine's first ''mainstream'' movie, Spring Breakers, is by far the best thing he's ever done.
—Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly
A candy-colored fever dream is the most unforgettable movie of the year so far.
—Richard Roeper Chicago Sun Times
How on earth is it possible for one film to be so tiresome? Spring Breakers isn’t deadly dull despite all the nudity and violence, but because of it.
—Michael Phillips Washington Post