Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers ★★★½

This is like a 90 minute Britney Spears / Aphex Twin mash-up pop promo directed by a coked-up Michael Mann. On Acid.

It's vile, depraved, shocking and deranged but somehow it manages to transcend itself and becomes sort of brilliant around the one hour mark. Just as James Franco - all dreadz n' grillz - begins playing Britney Spears' Everytime on a white grand piano while three girls in bikinis and pink balaclavas wielding machine guns sing along and it all crescendos in a slo-mo montage of them robbing fellow Spring Breakers.