Villain’s review published on Letterboxd:
A portrait of modern youth like few films ever accomplish American Honey is an epic coming of age story that covers many major themes. It's pretty hard not to see yourself in these characters and it doesn't matter how old you are.
The nearly 3 hour runtime could probably be considered a little excessive but I was consuming all the film had to give me. It never got to a point where it felt too long.
I think its obvious that Sasha Lane is going to a star in films for a long time. She gives a seasoned performance beyond her years in the lead role. Even seeing her interact with some random side characters becomes a treat.
Shia LaBeouf has impressed me with his last few roles now that he has stepped out of the spotlight somewhat. This may be the best performance of his career. Lane and LaBeouf have a very complicated relationship that is very reminiscent of young love in today's world. Everything they do together is completely unpredictable. I was a little disappointed that they didn't focus on some other characters considering how long the movie is, but both the main characters were very well done.
American Honey could be one of those films that gain more significance as it ages. I think this has potential to be considered a classic in a few years when a more mainstream audience catches wind of it because this really is a special film.