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Full Screen Edition
Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins and Academy Award® nominee Ryan Gosling are brilliant in this "exceptionally suspenseful nail-biter" (Rex Reed) that's so smart it "doesn't let go, even after the final twist" (Gene ... more »
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Derek B. from LINDSBORG, KS
Reviewed on 2/24/2011...
This was a very well done movie. The acting was incredibly solid and the story was very well written. The only issue that I had with this movie was that it became a little slow in some spots. This is definitely a movie that court room thriller fans need to check out as well as fans of Anthony Hopkins because he was amazing in this movie.
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Theresa D. from STONE MTN, GA
Reviewed on 1/23/2011...
We really enjoyed this movie. Because it isn't a mystery as to who committed the crime, some of the outcome is predictable while other parts are a surprise. What makes the movie though is the head games between Hopkins and Gosling. It is Hopkins at his best and it couldn't have been better casted. Gosling's cockiness is also well done. I keep flashing on the scene where he's told "god" i.e. his boss wants to see him on the 4 th floor. I'd call it a lite thriller that for us is a keeper.
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Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 12/18/2010...
Disturbing. Great movie.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 1/9/2010...
TWISTED MOVIE! But really good, I watched it a couple times to catch why I missed what was coming to shock me, really good writing and acting. I give it four point five stars!
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
This psychological thriller held our attention -here's why
K. Corn | Indianapolis,, IN United States | 07/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, the movie starts off with a murder and you know who the murderer is. So it isn't a suspense story as much as a psychological thriller, the type that pits two very strong personalities against one another (played by Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling).
Each is a control freak and each is ambitious. The whole thrill of this movie is watching the characters, seeing how they develop and change and wondering how this will all play out.
Looking at the reviews that others have written for this movie, it is clear that people tended to love or hate this movie -and I think I understand why. For one thing, you KNOW what happened -and why -almost from the start. But I happen to like character-driven movies and this one is definitely in that vein. Yes, Hopkins does seem to recreate his Hannibel Lechter personalty (or hints of it) but that worked out fine in this instance.
Generally well done, though nothing extraordinary
Andres C. Salama | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 07/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This courtroom drama could have been called Hannibal Lite. Though nothing extraordinary, it's well done and enticing. Hopkins plays a brilliant engineer who, after brutally killing his adulterous wife, calmly waits for the police to arrest him. The cocky, young Deputy District Attorney (Ryan Gosling, in a fine performance as a quintessential yuppie) believes this would be an easy case to prosecute, but things don't turn out as expected, and a chilling battle of minds soon ensues. The denouement turns out to be quite disappointing (the filmmakers seem to believe that the audience would not stand a movie where the guilty get away with murder) but for most of its running time, this is a fine, well done thriller."
Fracture - a review
Simon H. Murray | Attica | 08/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fracture is a great psychological drama that stars Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. Fracture is a film with qualities reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock era that really left me guessing until the very end. Gosling's performance as a young smitten lawyer named Willie Beachum is something to applaud. I was not impressed when he was cast in a crime thriller called "Murder by Numbers" with Sandra Bullock a few years ago, but those thoughts are now erased from my memory. Beachum takes on the case of a successful engineer named Ted Crawford, who is accused of attempted murder. As the clues become less and less presentable, Beachum suddenly realizes that Crawford is playing some sort of game, and it is a game of chance and elaborate mind games that Beachum just might win.
Fracture did not douse me with puzzles, in fact it really held back in that area and yet the continual drama that played out between the two main characters was more than enough to keep me not just guessing, but simply interested in the film's story as a whole.