Movie review: Cracks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Eva Green was gifted with a fascinating character in "Cracks" - a smart and stylish feminist in 1930s Britain - but sadly given nowhere to go from there.

Green is Miss G, a teacher at an isolated private boarding school for girls. She's a go-get-em role model for her teenagers, at least until Spanish aristocrat Fiamma (Maria Valverde) arrives. Miss G takes a keen interest in the young beauty, implying they share similar troubled pasts.

Unfortunately we never get a clear idea of what those pasts looked like, and so the movie's ultimate disturbing descent doesn't have much of an impact.


Opens Friday at the Gateway

2.5 stars out of 4