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.

Cracks

Opens Friday at the Gateway

2.5 stars out of 4