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The Florida Project Reviews

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June 27, 2020
Baker encloses a relevant social commentary about inequality on the darker sides of a castle of innocence, which is undoubtedly its strongest point, but the plot feels a little silly. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 2, 2017
It's a great idea for a story that's been plucked too soon and put up on screen before the details in the script had a chance to ripen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 10, 2017
The audience is invited to believe that their lives are devoid of thoughts and motivations beyond hustle and pleasure, and so the movie ends up feeling like a millennial Instagram feed: cute, edgy, explosive, pithy, but shallow.
October 3, 2017
While Baker's previous movie, Tangerine, is a milestone in LGBTQ filmmaking, The Florida Project doesn't ring as true to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2017
It seems more casually curious and at times even exploitative in its attempt to center the narrative of a poor, marginalized single mother and her precocious young daughter.
November 7, 2017
It's swallowed up by a style-over-substance approach increasingly at odds with its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 2017
[It's] so simplistic and repetitious that it could have easily summed up its story as a short film, especially a documentary. Which is to say that this could have been something special in that form, and that in this form, it needed serious editing.
July 30, 2017
Bring Advil. You'll need it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2017
Sleazy and shrill, it exploits the bleak, anti-social underbelly of economic inequality around The Magic Kingdom - emerging as perhaps the most depressing film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 3, 2018
...a misbegotten endeavor that's as pointless as it is infuriating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 9, 2017
The Florida Project represents a new low in class condescension. . .[Director] Baker loves irresponsible, antisocial types, and his method is similarly undisciplined.
October 13, 2017
For all that kitschy beauty, I wouldn't want to spend one more minute with Moonee, here or anywhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2020
But it's the elevation of the source material into such a delicate yet layered narrative that evinces true artistry.
July 3, 2020
It's ironic, living so close to the 'Happiest place on Earth', but having to fight for your survival every day. [Full review in Spanish]
July 23, 2020
[S]ome of the most heartbreaking, affirming filmmaking in recent memory, the kind only achieved by a director with the utmost sympathy for their characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 16, 2020
As Hally digs herself a hole time and time again, and as the inevitable finally catches up with her and her daughter, we deeply feel for Moonie and her well-being.
December 6, 2019
Sean Baker's latest is an achievement in empathy.
September 10, 2019
This drama provides so many emotional sucker punches. Like Moonlight, it shows, rather than tells, the beautiful, real, and raw story of everyday Americans.
November 12, 2019
The Florida Project is just like Moonee and her mother - loud, confident and brutally honest. An explosion of vivid colours, creative camerawork and amazing performances, it is one of the most engaging films this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2019
It's the kind of ending that hits you like a ton of bricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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