The Florida Project

The Florida Project

The Florida Project

Sean Baker (Tangerine) juxtaposes a group of kids' summer of childhood wonder with their parents' financial suffering in this Cannes-selected drama.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language111 minsUSA
Drama
90%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

US auteur Sean Baker’s slice-of-life indie has been generating a surprising amount of awards heat. The surprise is no reflection on its quality – which is beyond reproach – but because it features a largely unknown cast, no moralising or easy redemptions, and tells us more about life than it does about movies.

4.0

A Tough Watch

The ingredients that make The Florida Project so good are; the children, the razor sharp dialogue and the setting. As they say, a film is as good as its story, and the incredibly harsh realities faced by the characters provide the basis for a compelling story - one abundant with paradoxes of life's fickle nature

5.0

So many contradictions ... such an engaging and enjoyable movie.

Told mainly through the eyes of a young child, this story gives a different view of America. One that it so far away from the American dream. Beautifully, shot -- the brilliant colours contrast the bleakness of the situtation, and the joy the mother has for her daughter. So many contradictions. The children, and in particular the 'lead child' give...

4.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

[A] brilliant, buoyant, and ultimately heart-wrenching film.

Variety

Variety

press

As a filmmaker, Baker is a graceful neorealist voyeur who thrives on improvisation, and his storytelling, in The Florida Project, is mostly just a series of anecdotes. But that turns out to be enough.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Things look grim for Halley and Moonee, but we can expect a lot from the people who brought their marvelous story to light.

5.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Some of these scenes feel so spontaneous they could be mistaken for documentary.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An interesting companion piece and contrast to Ken Loach's award-winning I, Daniel Blake.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A remarkable study of poverty, family and personal responsibility, The Florida Project meticulously illustrates how life on the margins affects one impressionable six-year-old.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

A tough-but-beautiful watch, like a glowing colour version of something from the post-war Italian New Wave.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Beautiful, vibrant, heartfelt and hilarious.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A fabulous mosaic of one particular pocket of America's invisible homeless population - families living hand-to-mouth in motels originally designed to catch the tourist overspill from the flashy theme-park resorts across town.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

By no stretch an easy watch, but it’s an incredibly rewarding one.

Collider

Collider

press

In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.

5.0
Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

flicks

US auteur Sean Baker’s slice-of-life indie has been generating a surprising amount of awards heat. The surprise is no reflection on its quality – which is beyond reproach – but because it features a largely unknown cast, no moralising or easy redemptions, and tells us more about life than it does about movies.

4.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

[A] brilliant, buoyant, and ultimately heart-wrenching film.

Variety

Variety

press

As a filmmaker, Baker is a graceful neorealist voyeur who thrives on improvisation, and his storytelling, in The Florida Project, is mostly just a series of anecdotes. But that turns out to be enough.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Things look grim for Halley and Moonee, but we can expect a lot from the people who brought their marvelous story to light.

5.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Some of these scenes feel so spontaneous they could be mistaken for documentary.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An interesting companion piece and contrast to Ken Loach's award-winning I, Daniel Blake.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A remarkable study of poverty, family and personal responsibility, The Florida Project meticulously illustrates how life on the margins affects one impressionable six-year-old.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

A tough-but-beautiful watch, like a glowing colour version of something from the post-war Italian New Wave.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Beautiful, vibrant, heartfelt and hilarious.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A fabulous mosaic of one particular pocket of America's invisible homeless population - families living hand-to-mouth in motels originally designed to catch the tourist overspill from the flashy theme-park resorts across town.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

By no stretch an easy watch, but it’s an incredibly rewarding one.

Collider

Collider

press

In an era with remarkable child actors in films such as 'Room' and 'Moonlight', Baker's ability to siphon such authentic performances is truly a marvel.

5.0

A Tough Watch

The ingredients that make The Florida Project so good are; the children, the razor sharp dialogue and the setting. As they say, a film is as good as its story, and the incredibly harsh realities faced by the characters provide the basis for a compelling story - one abundant with paradoxes of life's fickle nature

5.0

So many contradictions ... such an engaging and enjoyable movie.

Told mainly through the eyes of a young child, this story gives a different view of America. One that it so far away from the American dream. Beautifully, shot -- the brilliant colours contrast the bleakness of the situtation, and the joy the mother has for her daughter. So many contradictions. The children, and in particular the 'lead child' give...

4.0