Greta is in theaters on March 1st, 2019.
Greta is the thriller about Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) who finds a purse on a subway in New York City and returns it to its owner, Greta (Isabelle Huppert). The two quickly become friends after finding solace within the other. Greta however soon turns from innocent to disturbing and Frances finds herself trying to turn away her new friend. Can this thriller live up to its suspenseful expectations?
While Moretz may have been the main character, it was Huppert as the title character who stole the show. Every time Greta’s personality got more erratic she gave it her all and then some. This unsettling behavior is enough to push the suspense forward in the story and keep you on the edge of your seat.
The mystery of Greta’s motives as well as various elements like music and the visuals help to build up the suspense too. She seems flat out bonkers but the constant question of why kept me interested from start to finish. The movie does start to move into the area of being flat out bizarre that causes the suspense to waiver and border into cheesy, silly thrills worth chuckling at but these moments are few.
Still Greta is suspenseful enough to satisfy what makes a good thriller. Although the plot falters some, it still kept my attention and had performances worth watching again.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Ashley (Contributing Editor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi.
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