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In an austere and remote all-girls boarding school, the most elite students are the illustrious members of the schools' diving team. Di (Juno Temple), Lily (Ellie Nunn), Poppy (Imogen Poots), Laurel (Adele Mccann), Rosie (Zoe Carroll) and Fuzzy (Clemmie Dugdale) are the envy of their fellow pupils who watch on as the girls compete for the attention of their glamorous teacher MISS G (Eva Green). MISS G in turn thrives on the attention she receives from her girls and believes it is her role to teach them the ways of the world. As Team Captain, DI is closest of all the girls to Miss G but her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""Cracks" is a moody, often lurid tale of rivalry and repression."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The story twists beautifully and shockingly. The ending is brilliant. Skillfully directed by Jordan Scott."
‑ Victoria Alexander,
"Temple shines as Di. Her round face and large eyes convey almost as much as her dialogue."
‑ Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Daily News
"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."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"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."
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"It's at least unintentionally funny and could wind up with a kind of demented cult following."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
""Cracks" is a bit of a knock-off, but it's a sturdily assembled vessel for a promising director and cast."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
""Cracks" recalls any number of girls-school dramas, like the much better "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969)."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
",,,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."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"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."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"A hobbled, but moderate chiller, which offers far too many intriguing toxins to discount, even when they're projected in a most transparent manner."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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