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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.
[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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
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.