Cracks Reviews

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March 17, 2011
Cracks has the potential to be utterly devastating. Unfortunately, the film settles for being mildly unsettling.
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.
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.
March 16, 2011
Years from now, when you talk of this - oh, who am I kidding? Cracks is a movie so silly it will be forgotten before the final credits roll.
March 16, 2011
There is so little dialogue of any significance that I can't figure out why the film is credited with three screenwriters, but Ms. Scott knows what to do with the camera to show dark psychological forces at work...
March 15, 2011
All of which is heavy-breathing fun until an ill-judged lapse into Lord of the Flies territory and a Jean Rhys-ian climax all but bury the message about the evils of repression.
March 14, 2011
An engaging period piece about an all girls' school on a remote island.
March 13, 2011
The film unfolds primarily as a case study of both a vaguely fascistic individual and a group subject to that individual's magnetism.
March 8, 2011
A concrete depiction of every Right Wing fundamentalist's greatest nightmare and fantasy, it's shocking to learn that such a pro-gay producer as Christine Vachon (e.g. Go Fish; Swoon) is involved here.
February 12, 2011
Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
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.
December 11, 2009
It's a film without much resonance - there is no way of knowing what lasting effects the pupils' experiences will have on them - but it's smoothly made by Jordan Scott.
December 11, 2009
Jordan Scott's confident directorial debut is a faintly ridiculous, sexually overheated mixture.
December 11, 2009
Jordan Scott's debut film is essentially a picturesque, slow-motion montage of boarding school pastimes: diving practice, a midnight feast, parcels from home, low-level bitching. I kept hoping Dumbledore would pop in and liven things up.
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.
December 4, 2009
Scott has fashioned a film as ponderous as it is obvious, weighed down by a string-heavy soundtrack and achingly slow editing.
December 4, 2009
What should have been a dark study of obsession and teenage rivalry is rendered dreary by poor pacing. Eva Green may captivate, but the film does not.
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.
December 4, 2009
Cracks totters on high heels and strikes all manner of poses in the mirror. Sooner or later it's bound to fall over.
December 4, 2009
Even the star power of the lovely Ms Green can't help Cracks escape the melodramatic doldrums.
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