YMMV / Spring Breakers

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Quite a couple in the movie, such as the girls's oral gunplay with Alien or the Britney Spears montage.
  • Critical Dissonance: It seems most people don't like to share the critics' views, whose 65% on Rotten Tomatoes is contrasted with that community's 51% and IMDB's 5.3/10.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: It's already introduced in the beginning that there are no genuinely nice people in this film, but by the time Faith and Cotty are Put On The Bus, there seems to be no more redeemable people left. And with bridges dropped everywhere in a Kill 'em All sequence, the only people left are a pair of Manipulative Karma Houdinis.
  • Dawson Casting: Of the four lead actresses, only 20 year old Selena Gomez is strictly the right age to play a college undergrad. Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson are borderline cases at 24 and 23, respectively, while Rachel Korine is 27.
    • Though since college age is not concrete like high school, one could say that there is no Dawson Casting involved
  • Most Annoying Sound: Alien's "Spring break, forever" will NOT please you after hearing that many times...
  • Narm: Alien and girls terrorizing other spring breakers while the Britney Spears song plays in the background is supposed to be a disturbing juxtaposition. What makes the scene this are the weird things they do such as shoving a person's face in a cake and the facial expressions they give just makes it too funny.
  • Nausea Fuel: Some of the shots can have this effect on people.
  • Tearjerker: Faith's breakdown about halfway through the movie is pretty sad, as she keeps weeping about how she wants to go home and begs her friends to come with her. They don't.
    • Cotty's Shower of Angst after getting shot in the arm, followed up by her going back home.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The conflict and past between Alien and Archie would have made for some good Character Development for the former, but the movie doesn't do much with that in favor of the girls' exploits.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The film's climax involves two white girls donning masks and shooting down a bunch of black people... in Florida... and the film began production shortly after Trayvon Martin was killed. In fact, of all the gangsters in the film, the one who the protagonists trust is white. Addressed by Kyle Kallgren of Brows Held High, who proceeds to criticize this as well as the rampant Male Gaze in his review.