American Honey is a socially conscious road film that isn't afraid to be critical of American life but isn't didactic about it. The performances are great, in particular Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf, whose work here is his best. It's a lively & spirited film, filled with pain & suffering, but also tenacity & resolve. Here is a soulful & bold film about the youth of America, too bad the youth aren't allowed to see it
As always, A. Arnold manages to put together a movie that's exciting, beautiful and honest. I enjoyed the performances; the simplicity of the story is refreshing although I missed having a clearer feeling of it ending. Also, I think the movie is a bit longer than needed. Still, a new powerful display of the realness that Andrea and Robbie always manage so beautifully well.
I don't understand the good reviews and high ratings for this film. For me it had none of the magic or the feeling of some of Andrea Arnold's other films. This one just passed by with very little happening and no point at all too it. A very unappealing film as poor and bland as the likes of Spring Breakers, to me.
O filme tem um tom como observando as coisas como elas são - as coisas são afinal feias, horrendas, chocantes e há pequenas transcendências, mas eu não aceito disso, estás a olhar para onde queres olhar, confirma-se a perspectiva com as provas, o filme é bem conseguido, aceitando sua condescendência afectada com os pobrezitos brancos dessa americana folclórica
This is my greatest love within cinema: when we casually spend some personal time with a character and their world. Mixing professional actors and non-actors, this film holds something I've had a glimpse of, first hand, in Missouri and Kansas, but never seen on the silver screen. Cheers to director Andrea Arnold.