• Released
  • March 18, 2011
  • (Limited 3/18)
  • R , 1 hr 47 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The simmering rivalry between Di and Fiamma, inflamed by the kind of glimpsed indiscretion that makes adolescent melodramas tick, explodes in a thriller ending that turns an observant coming-of-age story into something resembling "The Lord of the Flies."
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Scott's feature debut is beautifully filmed and offers an unexpectedly shocking ending.
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60

Empire

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.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
In many ways Cracks is lurid and rickety. But its gripping ensemble performances lend it an emotional intensity that outweighs its shortcomings.
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50

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
May not appeal to every taste, but it marks an arresting feature debut for Jordan Scott, a director who is well worth watching.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While Scott's movie has a consistent aura, it lacks a consistent tone. What are we to make of the movie, gauzy as a mist-shrouded lake and brutal as "Lord of the Flies?"
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50

Village Voice

By Ella Taylor
Alas, the hopelessly miscast Green is too darn French, lacking the voraciously loony brio it takes to play Miss G.
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

By Mark Keizer
Scott excels in maintaining a low, persistent hum of eroticism whose purpose is not titillation or camp.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Cracks simply doesn't make the grade.
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54 out of 100
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