Greta movie poster

A young waitress is stalked by a woman whose purse she finds on the subway. At the time of its release, Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game was the only suspense film to come out in the wake of Alfred Hitchcock’s passing that owed nothing to the Master. In the past decade, Jordan’s theatrical output has been reduced to a pair of hundred-proof pictures, the mermaid romance Ondine and the fantasy horror film Byzantium. It’s not his nadir — that dishonor goes to The Brave One, Jodie Foster’s stab at a Charles Bronson revenge pic — but Greta comes close. “Where are the candles?” the clueless waitperson played by Chloë Grace Moretz asks her foreordained captor (Isabelle Huppert). Hmm… they wouldn’t happen to be in the drawer directly above a pile of incriminating evidence!!! One expects this type of haphazard plotting from Michael Bay, not Jordan. Be sure to wear a watch. It will give you something to look at. 2019.

Scott Marks

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