Cracks Reviews

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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.
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.
May 12, 2011
While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone.
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.
March 23, 2011
Scott deservedly follows in the footsteps of her father while Temple and Green deliver unforgettably striking performances. If only it weren't for that damn script.
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).
March 17, 2011
The pieces never form a convincing, or coherent, whole.
March 17, 2011
Cracks has the potential to be utterly devastating. Unfortunately, the film settles for being mildly unsettling.
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.
Top Critic
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 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.
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
Scott has fashioned a film as ponderous as it is obvious, weighed down by a string-heavy soundtrack and achingly slow editing.
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