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Cracks Reviews

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October 11, 2011
The story twists beautifully and shockingly. The ending is brilliant. Skillfully directed by Jordan Scott.
June 23, 2011
"Cracks" is a moody, often lurid tale of rivalry and repression.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2011
Although Green is the sort of actress you can't take your eyes off , her presence is not enough to keep this movie from becoming mired in a slow and predictable rut.
May 17, 2011
Along with Fiamma's shift, we can't buy a miscast Eva Green, whose teacher begins the film faultless and finishes looking like The Turn of the Screw's governess.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 14, 2011
,,,sometimes seems too obvious, sometimes too opaque, and frequently leaves you guessing as to whether some episode has a deeper meaning or was just tossed out there to keep things moving.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 13, 2011
"Cracks" is a bit of a knock-off, but it's a sturdily assembled vessel for a promising director and cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2011
Temple shines as Di. Her round face and large eyes convey almost as much as her dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 12, 2011
While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 6, 2011
Driven more by characters and relationships than narrative, Cracks explores the exclusionary power of cliques that develop within a closed society, the single-minded violence of the mob mentality, and the seductive charm of the charismatic individual.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2011
Cracks only strays from the boarding school genre's playbook when it's entering questionable territory, making for a picture that's easily forgettable except in its disappointments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.4/10
March 24, 2011
Cracks is very tawdry and blunt, but it's also an effective parable about the way people -- especially impressionable young people -- can become complicit in their own oppression.
March 18, 2011
Lame period film set in a remote girls' boarding school never takes off. All-too-familiar tensions among students and their troubled instructor go unresolved.
March 18, 2011
It's at least unintentionally funny and could wind up with a kind of demented cult following.
March 18, 2011
"Cracks" recalls any number of girls-school dramas, like the much better "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2011
A hobbled, but moderate chiller, which offers far too many intriguing toxins to discount, even when they're projected in a most transparent manner.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 17, 2011
In many ways "Cracks" is lurid and rickety. But its gripping ensemble performances lend it an emotional intensity that outweighs its shortcomings.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2011
Worth seeing just to watch Ms. Green ride that teacher right off the rails.
March 17, 2011
The pieces never form a convincing, or coherent, whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 17, 2011
Cracks has the potential to be utterly devastating. Unfortunately, the film settles for being mildly unsettling.
| Original Score: 2.5.5
March 17, 2011
For much of Cracks' first two-thirds, Scott and company avoid the obvious melodramatic beats and just let the story unfold, even as the narrative shifts its attention from character to character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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