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Fracture Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
April 19, 2007
Hums along at a steady clip navigating narrative twists and turns that may be complex but seem wholly predetermined and inorganic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 12, 2007
Shallow entertainment where you have no rooting interest in the outcome.
Edward Douglas
April 18, 2007
The scenes between Hopkins and Gosling stand out in what is generally a bland, by-the-books crime drama that drags when Hopkins isn't on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
Fracture is an entertaining movie that should be better than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 23, 2007
You've got to expect comparisons to Silence of the Lambs. The verdict: for me at least Fracture isn't even a fraction as good.
Chris Barsanti
April 19, 2007
If one was making a case for how TV drama has eclipsed film in recent years, unnecessary product like Fracture would be Exhibit A.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 15, 2007
Implausible, overblown, and increasingly ridiculous, this cat-and-mouse yarn begins intriguingly but then boxes itself into a corner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kam Williams
April 23, 2007
A fractured feature which establishes itself as a taut psychological thriller only to undercut an intriguing premise with comical 11th hour courtroom antics comparable to the vaudeville act of Pigmeat Markham. 'Here come de judge!'
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
April 19, 2007
It's a thrill factory that's been shut down and outsourced to yawns, and I can't figure out why. Oh yeah, it's Ryan Gosling.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
At no moment does this stop feeling like an especially glossy and especially joyless episode of Law and Order.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike Ward
April 20, 2007
It would be easy to imagine the nearly two-hour movie being broken down to a 50-minute Law & Order TV episode. Just cut the romance, tighten the script and cue up a couple of cliffhanger commercial breaks.
Staci Layne Wilson
April 18, 2007
Kind of like 'Double Jeopardy' for dudes.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
April 20, 2007
Anthony Hopkins again confuses villainy for vaudeville and Ryan Gosling's so-so work isn't worth riding in the rumble seat with him over a career pothole. "Fracture" makes "My Cousin Vinny" look like a masterpiece of legal suspense.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Erik Childress
April 19, 2007
Fracture becomes just another stop on the Hoblit hack train and an aptly titled one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin Carr
Film School Rejects
April 20, 2007
Ultimately, I was rooting for the killer, hoping he'd get the good ol' O.J. treatment in the courtroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 17, 2007
Up to a point, the movie has a certain intricacy and novelty. The trouble comes as it gropes for an ending.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 20, 2007
The movie seems so content to be smarter than you're expecting that it never amounts to more than a talky tease. What's breezy about the first half of the picture turns logy in the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 20, 2007
Fracture is aptly named. It's one of those movies in which cracks appear the minute you begin to look too closely.
| Original Score: C+
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