Fracture (2007)



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

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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 was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn't dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing--a seemingly slam-dunk case for hot shot assistant district attorney Willy Beachum, who has one foot out the door of the District Attorney's office on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law. But nothing is as simple as it seems, including this case. Will the lure of power and a love affair with a sexy, ambitious attorney at his new firm overpower Willy's fierce drive to win, or worse, quash his code of ethics? In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Willy both learn that a "fracture" can be found in every ostensibly perfect facade.
R (for language and some violent content)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Anthony Hopkins
as Ted Crawford
Ryan Gosling
as Willy Beachum
David Strathairn
as Joe Lobruto
Rosamund Pike
as Nikki Gardner
Embeth Davidtz
as Jennifer Crawford
Billy Burke
as Rob Nunally
Xander Berkeley
as Judge Moran
Joe Spano
as Judge Pincus
Fiona Shaw
as Judge Robinson
Bob Gunton
as Judge Gardner
Josh Stamberg
as Norman Foster
Zoe Kazan
as Mona
Lou Reyes
as SWAT Medic
R.J. Chambers
as Bailiff
Rainy Kerwin
as Wooton Sims Receptionist
Eugene Collier
as Bailiff
Kaily Smith
as Lobruto's Secretary
Julia Emelin
as Russian Woman
Michael Khmourov
as Russian Man
Vivica Genaux
as Opera Singer
Wendy Cutler
as Gladys
Cliff Curtis
as Det. Flores
Larry Sullivan
as Lee Gardner
Valerie Dillman
as Peg Gardner
Lyle Kanouse
as Messenger
Monica García
as Crawford's Secretary
Tom Virtue
as Attorney Apley
Gunter Simon
as Oderly
Frank Torres
as Orderly
Yorgo Constantine
as Public Defender for the Russians
Alla Korot
as Russian Translator
Jeff Enden
as Detective
Petrea Burchard
as Dr. Marion Kang
Garz Chan
as Assistant Hotel Manager
Gonzalo Menendez
as Uniform Cop
Peter Breitmayer
as NTSB Guy
Cooper Thornton
as Public Defender
Mirron E. Willis
as Moran's Bailiff
David Purdham
as Burt Wooton
Kally Smith
as Lobruto's Secretary
as Evidence Room Cop
as Evidence Room Cop
Judith Scott
as Resident
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Critic Reviews for Fracture

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (45)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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… | August 31, 2007
Seattle Times
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Full Review… | August 15, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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August 8, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Fracture


An intriguing thriller that holds our attention as it relies on the combined talents of Hopkins and Gosling, who are amazing in their parts, and it is great to see them dueling in this smart mind confrontation, an above-average cat-and-mouse crime film.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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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
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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