(I) (2009)

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Based on 12 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Cracks stumbles down the stretch, when the melodrama finally washes in and the behavior becomes more extreme.
75
The movie's realistic portrayal of the ingredients that can lead to bullying and other forms of unkindness inflicted on outsiders by those in power, speaks strongly to viewers watching in the 21st century.
63
Scott's feature debut is beautifully filmed and offers an unexpectedly shocking ending.
60
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.
60
In many ways Cracks is lurid and rickety. But its gripping ensemble performances lend it an emotional intensity that outweighs its shortcomings.
50
Village Voice
Alas, the hopelessly miscast Green is too darn French, lacking the voraciously loony brio it takes to play Miss G.
50
New York Observer
May not appeal to every taste, but it marks an arresting feature debut for Jordan Scott, a director who is well worth watching.
50
Boxoffice Magazine
Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
40
Cracks simply doesn't make the grade.
40
Atmosphere is about all Cracks has going for it. Although it's nominally set between the wars, the movie feels rootless and adrift, less a fable than a story only half told.

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