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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
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
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 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 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
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
March 17, 2011
Jordan Scott's feature film debut as a co-writer/director is so self-assured that it's tempting to take for granted the calculatedly dynamic measure of her work.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 14, 2011
An engaging period piece about an all girls' school on a remote island.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 12, 2011
Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 28, 2010
In her debut feature, Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) has conjured a lovely oddity combining elements of The Prime of Miss Brodie, The Children's Hour, If, The Belles of St. Trinian's, and even a bit of Lord of the Flies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2009
An auspicious debut for Scott, but one whose ingredients are too familiar to really fizz. Green is great, though, in a dark-tinged role that plays to her strengths.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2009
A film about the eruption of desire in an all-girls boarding school that marks the beguiling feature debut from Jordan (daughter of Ridley) Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2009
Cracks is an impressive debut from the latest Scott to step behind the camera. The eye-catching photography, attention to detail and strong acting amount to a sharply-observed character study. It's a fine calling card.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2009
Witty dialogue buoys the psychological tension as the story spirals to its dramatic conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2009
A sensual, erotically charged 1930s-set melodrama that has a passing similarity in theme to The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2009
A superbly made, emotionally engaging drama that's worth seeing for the terrific performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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