I shot my wife...prove it.
A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.
Fracture is a fine film, astutely performed, slickly edited and smartly designed. The central performances from Hopkins and Gosling aren’t their finest, but are typically impressive. With a safety net of a well-written script supporting them, actors of their quality will never fail. The problem is they never escape this element of safety and it seems all too easy for them.
Fans of psychological thrillers will have a field day here – the clever narrative is full of twists and keeps you guessing for the duration. Unfortunately it’s let down by occasional flashes of misdirection, but as a genre piece it’s perfectly enjoyable.
Simple, slick and does enough to maintain interest. It doesn't do particularly anything new nor intelligent, and it doesn't pull the narrative trigger when it had numerous chances to do so. Despite this, the chemistry between Gos and Sir Anthony is a treat, and the final showdown is a satisfying conclusion to the story. It's solid. And of course, I always enjoy seeing ma' main man on screen.
Fracture pits Anthony Hopkins up against bright, young and confident lawyer Ryan Gosling in a crime drama that focuses heavily on the court room.
As a genius turned menace, Hopkins reignites many aspect of his legendary role of Dr Hannibal Lecter. Though not as vulgar, he is as sinister and cunning in manner. Soon turning the court room into a circus the prosecutor, Gosling, for the first time finds himself with a real challenge. Yet his arrogant nature hinders his case and rapidly self-representing Hopkins discovers the upper hand.
Though not entirely original, nor the intellectual puzzle it attempts to be. Fracture is still a highly enjoyable film boosted immensely by the two terrific lead actors.
It just wasn't what I hoped it would be. Hopkins has softened over the years; he just doesn't have the crackle he once did. Gosling is pretty good here, showing the burgeoning of something great, but the storyline was predictable from the opening scene.
A tidy enough thriller with Hopkins in familiar territory putting in a mischeavious and intelligent turn.
Gosling is engaging as the lawyer challenged to cut through the maze and suss out Hopkins' plan.
Keeps you guessing until the end and pulls in a few twists on the way. Very watchable and well written.
Another film like Road to Perdition (which I watched the previous night) which I may of heard about over time but never really paid it any heed.
But more factors are causing me to watch films I've missed, the biggest one being the film project 2013 which I am doing with some friends. The project is really driving me forward!
Now even with an extensive DVD and Blu Ray collection and with many titles in it I have never seen, I am finding myself searching the TV channels for other films, and finding ones like Fracture.
Gosling being the obvious draw in this film, not that I don't mind a good court room scene or 2. Drive was the first…
Scintillating performances by Hopkins and Gosling. The script is clever and perfectly paced, and the fact that the movie is underrated surprises me.
An enjoyable watch.
A good thriller that isn't as smart as it wants to be but gives us two great leading performances from Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins.
These two have a good chemistry and seem to enjoy this game of cat and mouse. Hopkins is especially great as the intelligent and mysterious antagonist and it's quite fun to see Gosling's character trying to keep up with that.
Some nice, moody cinematography and an atmospheric soundtrack make this quite enjoyable.
Filmes com esse tipo de trama temos aos montes, porém, a pegada mais jurídica e principalmente sem a utilização de termos técnicos tornam a obra interessante e com um diferencial frente as outras.
Apesar de alguns pequenos deslizes a direção é segura, nos demais quesitos técnicos também não há do que reclamar.
O grande chamariz fica por conta das atuações do monstruoso Anthony Hopkins e da estrela em ascensão Ryan Gosling, ambos impecáveis.
Not the most revolutionary of scripts or plots, but strong acting performances ensure this is a gripping thriller.
Best Movie I ever watched
Better than average thriller.
Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling goes at eachother when two geniuses met in court. Ted Crawford played by Hopkins kills his wife and as he said: "I shot my wife...prove it."
A mystic thriller where the sum of each part dont match up. Crawford toys with Willy Beachum (Gosling) and the police.
This is not the best thriller from Hopkins but both him and Gosling delivers a solid performance.
Fracture is like a easy jigsaw where every piece of puzzle is laid before you, but the one crucial piece is missing from the seemingly easy puzzle.
A movie about good vs evil, and where the protagonist fights against the devil within himself as well. Which side…