Not Too Much Movie Review: Greta (2019)

Not Too Much Movie Review: Greta (2019)

March 15, 2019 Off By Peter Vullo

Director: Neil Jordan
Writers: Ray Wright, Neil Jordan
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

I had a feeling Greta was something I should check out, so I did and had a lot of fun with it. It’s your standard stalker movie. It doesn’t add anything particularly new or different to the genre, but it’s a damn good time.

For some reason, Greta was marketed as a “psychological thriller,” but it’s a straight up horror movie. There is a bit of a body count and blood too. Not a ton, but it’s there. My friend and I reacted loudly to one scene in particular.

Also, Maika Monroe (It Follows) is in this one with a pretty significant role and barely gets any billing for it.

Isabelle Huppert is almost unintelligible as Greta, but it doesn’t quite matter. She plays the stalker so well. There’s a scene where she makes the pitter-patter of her tiny feet kinda terrifying.

Chloë Grace Moretz is fine here. She doesn’t do a whole lot performance-wise. She pretty much could’ve been swapped out for anyone else and it wouldn’t have mattered.

There was a subplot involving the daughter of one of the characters that either needed to be fleshed out more or just excised entirely. That’s my main complaint really. Other than that, it’s a brisk 98 minutes that I enjoyed.

-Peter Vullo (@ScareCrowPete)