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Though Fracture's plot is somewhat implausible, the onscreen face-off between Gosling and Hopkins overshadows any faults. Read critic reviews

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Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling), a hotshot prosecutor, is about to leave his post for a lucrative job at a private law firm when his boss (David Strathairn) hands him a seemingly open-and-shut case. Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) tried to kill his wife with a shot to the head and is defending himself in court. All hope for a quick and easy trial fly out the door when Ted proves to be a more cunning and devious adversary than Willy anticipates.

Cast & Crew

Anthony Hopkins
Ted Crawford
Ryan Gosling
Willy Beachum
David Strathairn
D.A. Joe Lobruto
Rosamund Pike
Nikki Gardner
Embeth Davidtz
Jennifer Crawford
Billy Burke
Rob Nunally
Bob Gunton
Judge Frank Gardner
Monica Garcia
Tina
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Liz Glotzer
Executive Producer
Hawk Koch
Executive Producer
Kramer Morgenthau
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Paul Eads
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Critic Reviews for Fracture

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  • Mar 28, 2016
    Though the storyline isn't as brilliant as it tries to be, Fracture still is a disturbing yet engrossing puzzle we all try to solve side by side with Ryan Gosling's character. And whenever Anthony Hopkins portrays the role of an intelligent killer, the film works.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2013
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  • Dec 02, 2011
    Fracture is a good thriller with a great cast, but its story isn't anything that we haven't seen before. Anthony Hopkins is a great actor and here he lives up to his great reputation for playing a villain, and Ryan Gosling almost never dissapoints and here is no exception. The script is really nothing bad, but this is nothing we haven't seen before and it really isn't as memorable as I was hoping. So other than being nothing new, they have created a good thriller with a great leading cast.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2011
    It's a battle to see who's more brilliant or at least who's made a fatal error in the legal thriller Fracture. Anthony Hopkins plays the accused killer, Ted Crawford, a menacing, sinister character matched against Ryan Gosling's Willy Beachum, the cocky assistant district attorney. It's a typical cat and mouse game with a twist, the moral dilemma of Beachum, justice versus self-interest. He believes he can outwit Crawford then land a plumb private practice position. Crawford proves to be very formidable, however, and this film keeps you on the edge of your seat to see who wins. Will Beachum manufacture evidence against Crawford? What price is he willing to pay? I wasn't positive where it was going, so kudos to the writer and director. The acting is good as expected, but I've seen these same actors do better. It all adds up to a good, taunt drama; nothing too original, but well done.
    Clintus M Super Reviewer

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