Fracture (2007)



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

Movie Info

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 permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer … More

Rating: R (for language and some violent content)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Glenn Gers, Daniel Pyne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2007
Box Office: $39.0M
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as Ted Crawford

as Willy Beachum

as Joe Lobruto

as Nikki Gardner

as Jennifer Crawford

as Rob Nunally

as Judge Moran

as Judge Pincus

as Judge Robinson

as Judge Gardner

as Norman Foster

as Mona

as SWAT Medic

as Wooton Sims Receptio...

as Bailiff

as Lobruto's Secretary

as Russian Woman

as Opera Singer

as Russian Man

as Det. Flores

as Lee Gardner

as Peg Gardner

as Messenger

as Crawford's Secretary

as Attorney Apley

as Lobruto's Secretary

as Evidence Room Cop

as Orderly

as Public Defender for ...

as Russian Translator

as Detective

as Dr. Marion Kang

as Assistant Hotel Mana...

as Uniform Cop

as Public Defender

as Moran's Bailiff

as Burt Wooton

as Resident
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Critic Reviews for Fracture

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (47)

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.

Full Review… | September 1, 2007
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 30, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 30, 2007
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 19, 2012

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

Full Review… | October 31, 2009

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...

Full Review… | June 25, 2009
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Super Reviewer

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 gets off scott free even though he made a signed confession. Interesting twists in the movie. Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Billy Burke, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, Larry Sullivan, Fiona Shaw, Xander Berkeley

Director: Gregory Hoblit

Summary: Anthony Hopkins stars in this legal thriller as Ted Crawford, a man who allegedly attempted to murder his wife and is now locked in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney, Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The D.A. is convinced Crawford has blood on his hands, but Crawford is freed on a technicality, sending Beachum on an obsessive mission to prove Crawford's guilt -- even if he has to bend the law to do it.

My Thoughts: "This is an intelligent suspense thriller. Hopkins is so good at playing creepy. He's quite clever and devilish in this role. Ryan Gosling was just as great. It takes a good actor to make his presence known when working with a great like Hopkins, and he manages to do just that. Besides the acting, the story is also very strong. Some seen the ending coming, but getting there is a great ride. It's a great film of catch-me-if-you-can, with Gosling trying to solve the "perfect murder". The film pulls you in from the start and never lets go. One of the best suspense/thrillers I have seen."


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