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Fracture Reviews

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 30, 2007
The real pleasure in Fracture is watching Hopkins and Gosling, the elder statesman and brash young firebrand of the current cinema's greatest actors, go at it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Tom Charity
June 30, 2007
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.
Ross Bennett
Empire Magazine
June 30, 2007
The two leads are on fine form, but the surrounding structure is too familiar from a thousand other films. Still, tense and occasionally twisty stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
June 30, 2007
An intriguing, gleaming, exciting work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
June 30, 2007
If you like your thrillers served chilled, Fracture won't disappoint.
| Original Score: 4/4
IGN Movies
June 22, 2007
Fracture has some involving moments and bright ideas, but it's such a pedestrian execution that it could have just as easily been made as a TV movie with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Kelsey Grammer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
June 21, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
Here's a big-name cast in a soap opera drama full of implausible events.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
May 30, 2007
Part police procedural, part courtroom hijinks, and part cunning murder plot, Gregory Hoblit's new movie brings the usual canards.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
May 14, 2007
But the thing is pre-ordained and the viewer knows how it's going to end from the minute Ted is acquitted. However, if you're a L&O fan, it's worth a look.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
May 12, 2007
A smart film made with strong talent, but none of them seem to be operating at their best - and it shows
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 8, 2007
The film could have used a dose of heightened urgency, but 'Fracture' is nonetheless a highly watchable, glossy-looking crime drama that for once taxes the brain without punishing the eyes and ears with gratuitous abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
May 7, 2007
FRACTURE is an enjoyable movie aimed at an adult audience. It doesn't condescend nor does it take the viewer for granted.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 3, 2007
With a film this gleefully convoluted, we know we'll never figure it out before the screenwriters are ready to tell us. So we hang on and enjoy the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 2, 2007
A solid, old-fashioned game of mental cat and mouse between two fine actors.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 1, 2007
With the exception of its ending, which offers a passable twist, very little about this courtroom suspense thriller is remarkable or reproachable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 30, 2007
There's nothing like merit winning the case and this little gem of entertainment with a mental edge is a good brief on the possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
April 30, 2007
Fracture is the kind of polished cat-and-mouse movie thriller that depends entirely on the cat and the mouse having read and agreed to the script in advance.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 27, 2007
The paper-thin story...would barely have passed as a half-hour episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
| Original Score: 2/5
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
April 27, 2007
A showcase of acting's present and future: one of the greatest living actors cast as the wily, wise vet, and one of Hollywood's most promising young talents as the rising star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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