Owen Gleiberman
May 05, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Trash Humpers

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
78 minutes
director
Harmony Korine

We gave it an A-

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. They also dance, smash television sets, deliver nonsense monologues in redneck accents, cook and eat awful-looking pancakes, and chant the annoying mantra ”Make it, make it! Don’t fake it!” It’s no accident that Korine’s visual style mimics that of a scratchy old VHS tape. There’s a name for the genre he’s now working in — it’s called glorified public-access TV. D

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