Fragments
Fragments (2008)

In the aftermath of a gruesome restaurant murder, the survivors of the attack are left to ponder their own mortality and how it relates to their connection to society. Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, and Dakota Fanning… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 4, 2009
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sensitive but not insightful, Fragments pieces an ensemble together in the same way Crash did but without the gravitas.

Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The film is quite literally fragmented. Too much story -- and too little about each character.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Fragments is both deeply self-serious and essentially meaningless, the sort of we're-all-connected tragedy in which birds fly free while humans remain stuck in place.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a watchable yet disappointing piece of work...

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

[A] well acted ensemble piece that I think you should see.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

The casting directors of Fragments deserve credit for assembling so much talent in one modest movie; if only Rowan Woods, the director, knew what to do with them.

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Tony Medley
Tolucan Times

A well-directed tense drama with a terrific cast, it is an old-fashioned, no-nonsense film with no special effects that relies on acting and script.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

The grand statement it wants to make plays shallow instead of deep, leaving the film too weak-kneed to carry the weight of its broken world.

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S. James Snyder
Time Out New York

The anxiety is deafening in this flimsy symphony of shattered lives, which -- like that confounding Oscar winner Crash -- confuses entropy for empathy.

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Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

Even as it makes a show of complexity Fragments seems determined to pull together its various story strands.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
An okay dramatic movie that was good in some parts and boring in others.
Dean McKenna
Good ensemble drama like <i>Babel</i>, <i>Magnolia</i> and <i>Traffic</i> with the terrific ensemble cast. Many of these… More
Jens S.
This calm yet intense drama tells the story of a few survivors of a diner shooting and how they deal with the violence they were exposed to or the loss of loved… More
Nicki Marie
Really well done - it shows a group of people who are caught up in a shooting at a cafe and how each deals with it. Obviously not a feel good movie, but good.… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"You have to lose your way to find it."</i> A group of strangers form a unique relationship with each other after surviving a random… More
Derek A
All star cast of actors that centers around a tragic diner shooting rampage that leaves many dead and the survivor's lives in despair. Excellent story… More