Fracture Synopsis
A prosecutor plays a cat-and-mouse game with a dangerous suspect.
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Critic Ratings


Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This hugely entertaining thriller is what's needed to banish a winter-long case of movie blues.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fracture is working on us, playing us, but that's its pleasure. It makes overwrought manipulation seem more than a basic instinct.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The kind of thriller we've seen a thousand times before. Fortunately, nobody told leads, Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins, both of whom...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Effective dialogue doesn't necessarily mean witty dialogue, but wit certainly helps, and you tend not to get much of it in a low-key legal...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a provocative game that plays out with intelligence and wit.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Just because a movie is freakin' preposterous doesn't mean it can't be diabolical fun. Case in point: Fracture.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What audiences want when they go to a suspense thriller.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie entertains, but it's a shallow entertainment where you have no rooting interest in the outcome.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You needn’t actually see Fracture to know that if the charge is acting that winks, these two are guilty.
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Must See

By LittleRed228
This was one of the most clever movies in years. You will love the villain and the hero. It was suspenseful and entertaining at the same time. Acting on all parts was great but Anthony Hopkins is...

No Need To "Set" This "Fracture"

By gasparm
Fracture is a very adequate cat and mouse type suspense thriller, elevated by brilliant acting by both Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. This inspired duo elevated this film from a Lifetime movie -...


By cinemasister
Here is yet another academy award winning performance by Hopkins slated for the "master-mind killers" hall of fame. As Tina Turner would say, "he's simply the best!"...


By kidd_cinema
Anthony Hopkins is in the Building again.. Big tme fan.. Red Dragon series were outsatnding.. you lookin for twisted, thrilling suspense and action.. then ou'll be at the top row tomorrow to see this...

saw EW screening

By bthomas1129
simply one of the best movies i have seen in a long while! Just keeps your attention the whole time, worth the money!...

Great movie...

By madrestocker86
The story of this movie was great and anthony Hopkins is the MASTER when it comes to acting out intelligent Murderers.... This movie is funny and had a few twists as well. ;)...


By themovieguru
We really enjoyed this one. Great acting, unique storyline (although a tad far-fetched...but aren't they all?), very unpredictable, and a great ending. I like that the movie had several little...

Most fun I've had at the movies in a long time

By dgj10
Exceptional performances from entire cast. Go see it!...


By Kina021
I loved this movie. It had a lot of humor and suspense. It's hard to tell whats going to happen. Hopkins' character frustrated me to no end. Seeing him walk out of court really irked me. Gosling's...


By kel904
This was a good movie..a bit slow at times. Definately worth seeing on DVD, but not necessarily a "big screen movie". Ryan Gosling was very good in this role and of course Anthony Hopkins is always...

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Rated R | For language and some violent content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Cat-and-mouse thriller isn't meant for kids.
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