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Greta Reviews

March 5, 2019
it leaves the impression of a cinematic elevator pitch in which some wonderful actors are cast in the role of stick figures and given hardly a chance to humanize them.
March 4, 2019
Be sure to wear a watch. It will give you something to look at.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
March 2, 2019
In the end, Greta proves to be little more than a B-movie with strong production values and an eclectic cast. Anyone who attends with lowered expectations probably won't be disappointed, but this is far from Jordan at his best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2019
Despite the first-rate production values and the game performances from the cast, Greta can't escape from the formulaic screenplay that dogs it at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 1, 2019
[Huppert's] Greta turns out to be the movie's saving grace... a presence so fantastically bonkers - and so aware of the story's mounting midnight-movie kitsch - that it hardly matters if you've seen it all done before, and better.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 1, 2019
Filled with "Jaws"-y surprise moments, it's less likely to elicit shivers than giggles. So does much of the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 1, 2019
If "Greta" is satire, Huppert seems to understand so better than Moretz; the fact that they're consistently on different pages renders "Greta" a major mess, but it's also what could extend its shelf-life well past its sell-by date.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 1, 2019
This is a ridiculous film, knowingly so. It's hard to say who winks at the audience more often, Jordan or Huppert.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 1, 2019
Greta is more of a Terminator movie, with everyone doing their best to get out of Huppert's way for 98 enjoyable minutes-though that's still worth a recommendation in my book.
March 1, 2019
Jordan's movie is not graced with subtlety, nor does it wish to be, and that's the fun of it. Its purpose is to prick your nerves, and every detail is enlisted to that end.
Top Critic
February 28, 2019
Greta excels at its bizarre balancing act, maintaining an amusing self-awareness that avoids glib disdain.
February 28, 2019
"Greta" is a mishmash of tropes masterfully compiled into a chilly and taut flick. Come for Huppert tossing dining tables and exclaiming "I deserve better" but stay for the severed pinkies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2019
Isabelle Huppert commits wholeheartedly to every bonkers moment in "Greta," and that's what makes the movie thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2019
Greta is about as retrograde as you can get, but accepting that, it's also tremendously silly and kind of a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2019
Jordan does a fine job building the tension and dread throughout, never overreaching into melodrama, while allowing Huppert to morph in stages from elegant older woman into unhinged virago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2019
This straightforward thriller is no "Psycho," but it's a fun little film that happens to feature the great Isabelle Huppert, whose performance might be best described as a total hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2019
The movie frustrates. And it squanders Huppert, which really is a waste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2019
"Greta" is visually seductive, and every frame of it seems considered and carefully chosen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2019
This is a slight film, unlikely to be remembered in the long-term by anyone but completists who discover it during deep dives into its leads' respective filmographies. But, oh, what a giddy ride awaits them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 27, 2019
No one is well served by this misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2019
With one exception, everything about Neil Jordan's quick, tidy horror film "Greta" is disappointingly mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2019
[Huppert's] evident enjoyment of the part gives the film some redeeming entertainment value. But when you have a star who has played so many credible, everyday monsters, it seems a waste to turn her into a mere wicked witch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 27, 2019
Disturbance eventually gives way to derangement in a story that grows exponentially more irritating the more preposterous it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
February 27, 2019
It's a nail-biter that sends ice down the spine and proves that in the hands of a master director, any genre is capable of achieving new heights of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2019
Jordan squeezes the plot for every ounce of campy, disreputable fun. It could have been so much more. But Huppert pulls out all the funny-scary stops playing cat to Moretz's mouse. You can't take your eyes off these two dynamos.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 26, 2019
Unfortunately, despite the odd hallucinatory freakout and one deliciously nasty Grand Guignol moment, neither the story nor the telling has the requisite juice to fulfill, let alone transcend, the audience's expectations of this well-worn material.
February 26, 2019
There is a knowingness to the proceedings, a great big wink, and a sheen of artifice that tips "Greta" decidedly into the territory of camp. However, everyone is fully committed to the exercise, and excellent at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2019
While the movie is impossible to take seriously, it's also hard to resist, like an unattended bag on the subway that's just begging you to look inside.
February 21, 2019
The film is intense and features a performance by ChloŽ Grace Moretz that's more committed than this swill deserves.
October 4, 2018
Falls squarely in B movie territory but, by virtue of its two lead performers, winds up being far more enjoyable than it has any right to be.
September 21, 2018
A "bad" movie that's made suddenly good by the involvement of a game audience and Jordan allowing Huppert to go certifiably batshit on a doe-eyed Moretz.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 11, 2018
There's something just slightly off about these characters, as if Jordan never quite figured them out, or why they need each other.
September 11, 2018
There is no clear moment where Greta turns from boring stalker movie into full-blooded wack-a-doo thriller, and that is ultimately the film's downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 7, 2018
It's everything and nothing, a familiar regurgitation of a formula with precious little to add.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2018
Coupled with the carnage is a potent undercurrent of grief...