The Beach Bum

95 mins
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Matthew McConaughey is Moondog, a writer and a stoner, living by his own rules in this comedy from Spring Breakers... More

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The Beach Bum | Ratings & Reviews

"Seemingly channelling an older version of his Dazed and Confused character Wooderson, McConaughey seems to be having a ball ("I just want to have a good time, suck the nectar out of life," is Moondog's philosophy), it's just a pity audiences aren't likely to share his delight."


"You'll need a lot of patience - or weed - to stick with Harmony Korine's paper-thin, larky portrait of a literary bum in crisis."

Time OutTime Out

"There's something haunting, and quietly lacerating, about McConaughey's portrait of a man who has effectively anesthetised himself to pain, who has made the pleasure principle an all-consuming philosophy."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"What "The Beach Bum" celebrates as transgression is pure tedium. What it takes for divine lunacy is frat house doggerel."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Such hedonism isn't irredeemable in and of itself, and yet, one wishes Korine were interested in more than just testing boundaries."


"In The Beach Bum, the writer-director turns his observational eye and provocateur verve to a Miami community of misfits, who chase bliss in sex, drugs and misadventures."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"At his best, Korine is an outsider artist speaking to the misfit within each of us - or, alternatively, making us recoil at the horrors lodged inside society's collective unconscious. But with "The Beach Bum," he's also trying our patience."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"I, admittedly, had a hard time getting on its woozy wavelength. But The Beach Bum is a work of undeniable commitment and craft..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

The Beach Bum | Details

MA15+, Strong themes, drug use, sex and coarse language
Country of origin
USA, France, UK, Switzerland