Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    70
    While the results were probably never designed to win over his detractors, Trash Humpers is almost a perverted love letter to fans of his brand of unstable, fringe-y terror.
  2. 55
    Defiantly unwatchable if occasionally transfixing, the film is essentially the home movies of three marauding burnouts.
  3. 50
    Trash Humpers projects a cranky resignation to the world as it is; still, it's picturesque.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    50
    Pity the festival-going fool who stumbles unawares into Harmony Korine's patently abrasive, deliberately cruddy-looking mock-documentary Trash Humpers. All others -- that is, those familiar with Korine's anti-bourgeois oeuvre and know what they're in for -- will have a glorious time.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Brunette
    40
    Not for the faint of heart or for those who like their films to have beginnings, middles, and ends.
  6. Reviewed by: Philip Wilding
    40
    A often grim vaudeville parade of Nashville's oddballs and ne'er-do-wells.
  7. 40
    If this is what passes for contemporary art terrorism, we’ll opt instead for something truly subversive--like genuine art
  8. Idolized in some quarters and reviled in others, Mr. Korine, now 37, may be a bit long in the tooth for the enfant terrible act.
  9. In Trash Humpers, the latest slovenly, haphazard, is-it-a-travesty-if-it's-bad-on-purpose avant doodle from director Harmony Korine, three figures in rubbery old-age makeup do indeed mimic intercourse with Dumpsters.
  10. 25
    With every project, he pops open the same trunkload of shtick and leaves everyone to argue over whether it’s art. It’s a win-win situation for Korine, who’s either a genius or a provocateur who’s succeeded in gaming his stuffy critics.
  11. 0
    A mind-numbing piece of would-be provocation from the button-pushing Harmony Korine, Trash Humpers gets no stars from me -- not because it's offensive and disgusting like his earlier "Gummo" and "Julien Donkey-Boy," but because it's about as enervating a way to waste 78 minutes as I've ever experienced.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    10
    Love it like delsym,very trippy I thrive off this "fake" art. It's a perfect film, why not watch it? I There is elderly degenerates running through the streets at night taking trash as victims. Most films bore me, im just a fan of horrible movies. Full Review »