Cracks Reviews

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October 24, 2017
... [Director Jordan Scott] has her father's knack for visuals to boot-she'll be a formidable director one day soon.
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.
May 13, 2011
"Cracks" is a bit of a knock-off, but it's a sturdily assembled vessel for a promising director and cast.
May 12, 2011
Temple shines as Di. Her round face and large eyes convey almost as much as her dialogue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 14, 2011
An engaging period piece about an all girls' school on a remote island.
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 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
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 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.
December 4, 2009
Witty dialogue buoys the psychological tension as the story spirals to its dramatic conclusion.
December 4, 2009
A sensual, erotically charged 1930s-set melodrama that has a passing similarity in theme to The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie.
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