Andy Summers’s review published on Letterboxd:
Do you ever feel like the odd one out? I do after reading constantly great reviews for this, maybe I just didn't get it.
There are plenty of boobies in this film and each of the girls look decent enough in their bikinis, but as Arto said in his review, "they are Skanks".(best review I've read in a long time) The moral vacuum that besets America's teenagers when it's "Spring Break" presents a problem for me. I'm not a teen or from the States and perhaps I'm too old for this "sheeeeit", but I found this a tad tedious. Maybe if I was young and horny this would appeal more to me? So James Franco wants to be black? So he wants to be a gangster? If so why hook up with four bitches that couldn't even be arsed to get dressed every once in a while. I've been to Florida, it does get cool every now and again and there wasn't a hard nipple in sight. I digress, the money, the drugs, the alcohol till you puke and/or get raped may be these people's ideal way of letting off steam but it isn't mine. Fuck me I sound like my grandfather!
I liked the bikinis, I liked the music, I even liked James Franco (as deluded as he may be), I really liked the pink ski-masks (might ask my wife to pick up one of those) and for all the bravado, I loved that ending which came as a bit of a surprise.