Fracture (2007)

When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though Fracture's plot is somewhat implausible, the onscreen face-off between Gosling and Hopkins overshadows any faults.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Tom Charity

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.

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Jim Hall

The villain is more interesting than the hero, but Fracture functions well enough as a fun piece of puzzle-solving.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

A strong cast and smart-talking characters help elevate this into very watchable territory, with just enough suspense and style to win through.

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Jonathan F. Richards

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.

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Anders Wotzke

[Hopkins and Gosling's] courtroom power struggle holds this Fractured drama together.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

Not since Lecter has a role been this well suited to Hopkins, whose intelligence and pristine formality as an actor often make him seem alien.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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...

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Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Billy Burke, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Larry Sullivan, Fiona Shaw, Xander Berkeley Director:… More
Anthony Lawrie
Although the story was intriguing and entertaining throughout, the unpredictable ending twist was somehow predictable. I don't mean the twist itself was… More
Shawn Ewing
Fracture is an interesting crime drama with both intensity and drama. The mystery and the dramatic build up to the end won't amaze, but the performances by… More
Candy Rose
Ted (Anthony) is a wealthy businessman who murders his wife in cold blood as she was having an affair. An assistant DA (Ryan) is not his match in court so he… More
Clintus Maximus
It's a battle to see who's more brilliant or at least who's made a fatal error in the legal thriller Fracture. Anthony Hopkins plays the accused… More