|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Anthony Hopkins, Fiona Shaw, Billy Burke, Cliff Curtis, Ryan Gosling, Embeth Davidtz, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||13 Aug 2007|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Mesmerising thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins.
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superbBy williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 19 Apr 2007
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[Highly rated reviewer]this film is superb. When Ted Crawford played by Anthony Hopkins discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer played by Embeth Davidtz, is having an affair, he plans her murder…the perfect murder.
Amongst the police officers arriving at the crime scene, is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally played by Billy Burke, the only officer permitted entry into the house, as Ted knows full well that Rob is the man, his wife has been cavorting with
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 soon realizes that she is not dead.
Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing to Jennifer's murder - but now is charged with attempted murder.
this becomes a seemingly slam-dunk case, for hot shot assistant district attorney, Willy Beachum played by Ryan Gosling, who has one foot out of the door of the District Attorney’s office, on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law. his conviction record is seamless.
With Willy distracted by his overblown confidence and his new boss Nikki played by Rosamund Pike, Ted who is representing himself in court, begins to manipulate the system, so that Willy's slam-dunk case quickly turns into an air ball.
during one interrogation, Ted tells Willy a story. The story is about sorting eggs on a farm when he was a boy, and about putting aside 300 eggs that all had minute cracks or imperfections. The moral is that everything has a weakness if you look closely enough. Hopkins is using the story to warn Gosling, that his near perfect conviction record, is about to be tested like never before.
The battle of wills between the two leads is central to the movie, and their combat is electrifying. one major problem for Willy is - where is the gun, used to shoot Jennifer?
When Willy can not find any evidence proving Crawford is guilty, everything turns into an all-out psychological fight for proof.
Fracture is a superior psychological thriller that keeps you guessing, right until the end.
well worth watching.
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Great thrillerBy tallan (60 reviews) from Hampton, England , 28 Sep 2012You know who did it, but how do you prove it? Great detective work and superb acting add up to unmissable cinema.
This one takes you full circleBy Platospupil (206 reviews) , 01 Sep 2012I thought this would be good then, when I got 40 minutes in, I thought it would be annoying then, when I got an hour in I thought it would be interesting but also predictable then, when I got ten minutes from the end I thought it was really twisty and good. Full circle.
Tense Nail BitingBy a customer , 29 Aug 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideMr Hopkins again what a brilliant performance he made I destested his character but they is why Mr H is so believable. You were keeping your fingers crossed that they find something with secure evidence to nail him to the killing of his wife. Outstanding film to watch.
Clever storyBy cantibemyself (51 reviews) from Northallerton , 29 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Cleverly worked story which kept me interested throughout. The acting is satisfactory - no risk of oscars, though. No great locations either.
Keeps you on the edge of your seatBy amancalledalex (29 reviews) from coventry , 22 Jul 2012This is another one of those films which I wished I'd seen at the cinema. Spellbinding from start to finish. If ou want the definition of nasty then Hopkins definitely is nasty....but he's calculating too!