franki_xcx’s review published on Letterboxd:
Shook. I've been dying to see this movie ever since I heard that Andrea Arnold was premiering a movie at Cannes this year. She destroyed me with Fish Tank and she's done it again with American Honey. I loved this so much, from the outstanding direction and cinematography, to the immaculate soundtrack, and the pitch-perfect performances. Seriously, Riley Keough was so great in this, but honestly so is everyone else. Sasha Lane is amazing and has such charisma it's crazy that this is her first movie.
I loved how alive this movie felt. I was honestly kind of taken aback when I heard this ran near three-hours long, but once it started, I didn't want it to end. It flows so naturally and beautifully that I didn't want to leave the world of this film just yet. The film explores young people who are trying to survive and that might be the only thing they do in life is find ways to survive. I grew to care a lot about the main character, Star, because she was such a vividly drawn character that I could relate to her and the complexities that came with her. I truly am blown away by this film and I'm so happy I got to see this, I actually left work early tonight to go see it and it was so worth it.