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Fracture

Featuring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling & David Stratham

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  When two forces meet...................

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

'Fracture' is a pretty solidly done and entertaining thriller and one that I quite like to revisit every once in a while.

When Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) shoots his adulterous wife and leaves her in a coma he allows himself to be arrested quite willingly by the police officer she is having an affair with. When rising star District Attorney Will Beacham (Ryan Gosling) is assigned to try the case a battle of wills soon develops between the two men as Ted seems to have concocted the perfect way to escape the charges laid at his feet.

Can Willy outsmart Ted and bring him to justice?

With a slighly 'Columbo' feel to itself in as much as the film is not about whether Hopkins is guilty but HOW Gosling is going to prove that Ted is guilty this is a quality thriller aimed probably at a slightly older audience but one that provides glossy drama along the way. Hopkins and Gosling work well opposite each other as well, making this a very good crime thriller to catch now and again.

  Now this is a good Movie

| | See all BrendanHughes's reviews (251)

Anthony Hopkins is an excellent actor but for me this is one of his best because i only just recently watched this movie and it is really a film i am glad i never missed.It has good performances all round and the story is not that complicated because its starts off straight to the point and again Anthony Hopkins works so well with young up and coming actors and his is just a gem of a film.
May be it was just me but i kind of was not surprised by the outcome and it just kept us waiting but most of all the performance's of the two main actors made the movie which everything was so convincing i would give this five stars

  GOOD NOT GREAT......

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This has a great plot however i was underwhelmed by the ending. Anthony Hopkins is great as usual, without spoiling this for anyone i won't go into to much detail but there are plenty of good twists. Although I thought it was pretty hard to believe how Anthony Hopkins character had been intelligent enough to cover up his crime but then naive enough to do what he did at the end?!!! Still worth watching.

  I SHOT MY WIFE...PROVE IT!!!

| | See all PATCHES1989's reviews (518)

This is absolutely brilliant film of cat and mouse where Anthony Hopkins is one gold standard form. He shoots his wife and its plainly obvious he did but the authorities have to provide the evidence or he could walk free. The story behind the film is flawless but the acting from Hopkins and Gosling make it compelling viewing. Highly recommend this movie especially if you like the detective styled film...kinda reminds me of "Law Abiding Citizen". Enjoy

  HOPKINS AT HIS BEST!!!!

| | See all st04deb's reviews (77)

I love the fact anthony hopkins always plays such clever parts! this film is no exception!!!! a clever storyline its just so great to watch how clever he is in court and how he works everything out!
great film a must see, you shouldnt be dissapointed!

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  Excellent must see film

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I think fracture is an definite must see film for any crime/thriller fans. it shows a man murdering his wife, confessing to it, having no lawyer, and get himself freed of all charges.
i think that Anthony Hopkins is brilliant in this film and it reminds me a lot of Silence of the Lambs (which is also a brilliant film.)
i would describe this as an extremely clever thriller, which is a lot like police dramas you see on the tv
5 stars. very good!

  Good movie

| | See all dannyj147's reviews (18)

I liked this film, Hopkins was fantastic as ever! Didn't really see the point in the other law firm being a part of the film?! And how he was going to move jobs but didn't?! Oh well good film!

  Watchable but flawed courtroom drama, guilty as charged.

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Fracture is a strange film to review as it isn't a bad film, but it isn't a great film either, yet it is watchable....just. The main problem was the story trying to be too clever for its own good which, although it does achieve some mystery with it, it doesn't quite work in the way you would expect. If you are making a murder mystery/court based drama you really need to do your research and make sure the script is water tight, this film never fully manages to achieve this and this is one of the areas where you are let down the most. After watching the film I was left with questions which really should have answered in the film and therefore left pot holes in the story. For example if Hopkins character was up for murder and he was proved not guilty of that, why did it not get mentioned how his wife did die as surely that would be a key argument for the prosecution.

Another problem is with Anthony Hopkins himself who really should have played the character better. At times his character is embarrassing to watch (just see any of the court scenes) and he insists on calling Ryan Goslings character 'old sport' which gets a bit annoying after a while. But the biggest problem comes with Hopkins accent which seems to change like the wind. It was only half way through the film he suddenly became Irish and then he went back to normal, then back to Irish.

Apart from the plot holes mentioned earlier the rest of the story is OK but doesn't really dazzle. It is rather frustrating to watch as you want to like the film and understand what it is trying to do but it never grabs you into thinking it is the greatest court based drama you've ever seen. It had some good ideas but never seems to get the best out of those ideas.

The most notable thing of the film is Ryan Gosling who played his character well giving him a boyish charm and a cocky attitude which was both fitting to the character and gave the film a great deal of mirth in an otherwise dreary subject. Though you could tell how the story would ultimately end up he is engaging enough to at least make it interesting.

Not a film I would recommend if you want to watch a thinker, but if you just want a bit of mild entertainment on a Friday night for example, it will do just that.

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  A Must See

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I absolutely loved this. Hopkins is amazing as ever, and Gosling really played a great part. It's got a great story line, full of twists and at times quite amusing. This will suck you in right until the end. This is a definite must-see.

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