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A structural engineer (Anthony Hopkins) and an ambitious young district attorney (Ryan Gosling) become locked in a deadly battle of wits when the former is found innocent in the attempted murder of his wife in director Gregory Hoblit's tense tale of courtroom mind games. Ted Crawford (Hopkins) is an engineer who lives with his wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), in the couple's lavish Southern California home. One day, after carefully planning out the details to ensure that there is no way he can be convicted of murder, Ted shoots his wife in a blatant attempt to kill the woman. When head… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's straightforward and nongimmicky (you don't have to wonder whodunit because we're told in the first few minutes), involves a minimum of blood and gore, and holds our interest nicely."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Fracture is the kind of polished cat-and-mouse movie thriller that depends entirely on the cat and the mouse having read and agreed to the script in advance."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"The villain is more interesting than the hero, but Fracture functions well enough as a fun piece of puzzle-solving."
‑ Jim Hall, Film4
"Um thriller bem realizado que abusa do talento da dupla principal para tentar se diferenciar de tantos outros exemplares do gênero. E quase consegue."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"postupci likova se svode na uobi%u010Dajene kli%u0161eje"
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"A strong cast and smart-talking characters help elevate this into very watchable territory, with just enough suspense and style to win through."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"You've got to expect comparisons to Silence of the Lambs. The verdict: for me at least Fracture isn't even a fraction as good."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"[Hopkins and Gosling's] courtroom power struggle holds this Fractured drama together."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"Fracture is an entertaining movie that should be better than it is."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"While you might feel conflicted between whether you're seeing Hannibal Lecter all over again or you're in awe because it's hauntingly brilliant, Anthony Hopkins and the film's makers molded pieces of the previous character into a uniquely tailored altered"
‑ Adam Fendelman,
"A smart and snappy thriller that makes light work of its ethical dilemmas, Fracture is a little too neat and tidy to stick in the mind for long, but the Hopkins-Gosling pairing is choice, and neither comes up short."
‑ Tom Charity,
"The main interest here is the juxtaposing of Gosling's Method acting with Hopkins's more classical style, a spectacle even more mesmerizing than the settings."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Doesn't hold up to a lick of scrutiny, which is a shame, since it provides such juicy material for a pair of contrasting actors..."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"You come away feeling as if you have been watching a battle between two second-tier opponents."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"A light psychological thriller that works better on a technical level than a thematic or character-centric one."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
More reviews for Fracture on Rotten Tomatoes

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