Fracture Reviews

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January 22, 2013
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September 1, 2007
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.
June 30, 2007
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 23, 2007
The main interest here is the juxtaposing of Gosling's Method acting with Hopkins's more classical style, a spectacle even more mesmerizing than the settings.
April 20, 2007
A provocative game that plays out with intelligence and wit.
April 20, 2007
Fracture breaks no new ground, but with [Gosling and Hopkins] around, you'll never be bored.
April 20, 2007
Gosling is both amazing and adrift in this almost thoroughly forgettable upscale legal drama and you're left praying that the stardom so surely coming his way doesn't come with a Hopkins clause attached.
April 20, 2007
Fracture is what audiences want when they go to a suspense thriller: a flashy, colorful villain; a protagonist who's imperfect enough to be interesting; and most of all a story that keeps viewers guessing, while playing fair.
April 20, 2007
Fracture, a stylish thriller so highly strung it zings, gives us Hopkins, an actor at the top of his game, in material that's only middling.
April 20, 2007
An entertaining battle of wills and styles.
April 20, 2007
Although Hopkins could surely portray a charismatic killer in his sleep by now, he's clearly having a ball, while Gosling, gliding through every scene with deceptively casual confidence, seems determined to prove himself the best actor of his generation.
April 20, 2007
The movie's logic fails at the end -- it betrays a criminal blind spot in its reasoning -- but you're best off not subjecting it to any prolonged analysis. Don't think. Just watch.
April 20, 2007
Director Gregory Hoblit can't seem to find any real heart in this story.
April 20, 2007
Although the direction and the clever script are far above average, what truly keeps Fracture riveting is the battle of wills and wits waged by its costars, old lion Anthony Hopkins and crouching tiger Ryan Gosling.
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.
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