#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife and entraps her lover. He signs a confession; at the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who’s soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it’s an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum’s weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy’s a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all the objects moving in ways he predicts.
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Some of you may find (or I should say try to) faults in this gripping courtroom drama but for the rest this movie is a lovely, more than just about courtroom, dual between the ever talented Anthony Hopkins and the not just about looks Ryan Gosling.The chemistry between the two is really difficult to not feel right from the first time in the courtroom where the Hannibal Lecterish Crawford gestures Beachum to adjust his bow tie.It is amazing how the movie grips you despite knowing the fact right from the start who is the killer.Though Crawford is too smart to be believable, the way its played it doesn’t raise the slightest of doubt in your mind about its actual existence.Beachum’s urge to put the devilish Crawford behind bars for trying to kill his wife and then getting away with it can be seen greatly in the scene in the hospital when Beachum tries to stop Crawford from pulling the plug of his wife’s ventilator.The only thing i found missing was the almost lifeless, short lived, romantic relation of Crawford and Nikki Gardner(Rosamund Pike who looks stunning in the movie).Maybe it wouldn’t have helped the movie’s plot in any way except Crawford’s asking for a favor from Gardner’s dad later in the movie that’s why they didn’t put too much efforts to make them a couple.In all a great courtroom, psychological, thrilling, drama with great acting.And i’d better not forget to mention David Strathairn’s portrayal of DA Lobruto which was too good and I’d have loved to see more of him… Don’t miss this one if you like an intriguing courtroom drama!!
This is my kind of film. Suspense throughout, mystery till the very end… I could write a long review about the film but I realise it wouldn’t be that different to what others have already said about it, so my only criticism goes to Anthony Hopkins.
I enjoy watching Anthony Hopkins. I really do. He is a brilliant actor and deserves all the credit he gets. However, his acting seems rather repetitive. He is always assigned to play the role of a man who is highly intelligent, mysterious, always a man of wisdom. Yes, this makes him an interesting character to watch, but we have seen it so many times. The funny thing though this never gets boring. So, I guess, hats off to him for his ability to make us watch the same character over and over again.
Would I watch this film again? Well, I guess so, only if it was on the telly and there is nothing else to watch it. Would I make my friends watch it? Possibly.
Willy Beachum: “I’m not going to play any games with you.” Ted Crawford: “I’m afraid you have to old sport.”
“Fracture” (2007) is directed by Gregory Hoblit who has also made “Frequency” (2000), “Fallen” (1998) both of which I like and “Primal Fear” (1996) – his feature debut that I love.
Crime /Thriller/Mystery /Court Drama are among my favorite genres and as long as the combination of these genres is clever, gripping, atmospheric, well acted, keeps me guessing and entertains me, I am happy. I know that many viewers were very insightful and figured out the twists and the ending within first half of hour or so but I did not and I was impressed by the way the disappearance of the crucial evidence had been handled – very clever. Besides being an entertaining crime movie, the most interesting element of “Fracture” is a struggle of wills and intellects between two main characters, self-made inventor – millionaire Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) who shot his unfaithful wife in the face and put her in a coma and young, successful and smart assistant D.A. Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling), who has a 97% conviction rate and is assigned to prosecute Crawford just when he is ready to accept a lucrative offer from the prestigious LA law firm. The game of cat and mouse that highly intelligent and malevolent Crawford plays with Beachum makes the film interesting and the scenes between Hopkins (in his “playful Dr. Lector” mode) and Gosling (whose character does change as he realizes what he is dealing with from the unsympathetic self-centered hot shot to the man who becomes obsessed by the case, vows to put the murderer behind the bars and makes it his priority) – riveting and joy to watch. I also would like to mention David Strathairn as Willy’s boss, DA Joe Lobuto in yet another understated effective performance. Strathairn’s Lobuto is so interesting that he could be a main character in another move. “Fracture” is not perfect. For example, Willy’s affair with Nikki Gardner (Rosamund Pike), a beautiful lawyer and his perspective boss was lifeless – they did not have any chemistry together. I think that Nikki’s purpose in the movie was to introduce Willy to her father, a judge, whose help he would desperately need in one of the later scenes. I’d rather prefer more scenes between Willy and Crawford but even the way it was, the movie kept my attention all the way through and despite the rather weak ending, I found “Fracture” quite good.
shrewdly executed courtroom thriller
Blessed with a smart script, stylish direction and first-rate performances by Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, “Fracture” emerges as more than just the “Silence of the Lambs” knock-off it would appear to be on the surface.
In a role reminiscent of a somewhat toned-down (i.e. non-cannabilistic) Hannibal Lecter, Hopkins plays Ted Crawford, a wealthy L.A. businessman who shoots his wife when he discovers she’s having an affair with a hostage negotiator. Crawford readily admits to the crime, giving the police a signed confession and insisting on defending himself in court. Gosling is Willy Beachum, a cocky, up-and-coming public prosecutor who takes the case believing it will be one last slam-dunk victory for him before he moves on to bigger and better things at a prestigious private law firm downtown. Beachum gets more than he bargained for, however, when the creepy and unnerving Crawford begins to play the legal system for all it’s worth, tweaking the hotshot lawyer by outthinking him and continually knocking him off his game.
In less capable hands, “Fracture” could easily have been a standard-issue, twist-and-turn courtroom drama, but thanks to the talents involved, it transcends the limitations of its genre. Daniel Pyne and Glenn Gers have written a screenplay filled with witty, crackling dialogue and sharply observed insights into the psyches of its two principal characters. Hopkins and Gosling play the cat-and-mouse game with conviction and gusto, while director Gregory Hoblit and cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau use a smoothly gliding camera and a barely perceptible visual distortion at the edges of the picture to highlight the “fractured” nature of the piece. Moreover, the film has a nice L.A. feel to it, as it takes us to various interesting sites around town, including the ultra-modern, near-surrealistic Disney Concert Hall located in the heart of the city.
There is strong supporting work by David Straitharn (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), Billy Burke, Rosamund Pike and Fiona Shaw (“Mountains of the Moon”), among others, but it is Hopkins and Gosling, locked in a life-or-death battle of acumen and wits, who make “Fracture” a perpetually compelling and watchable courtroom thriller.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Gregory Hoblit
Writer Daniel Pyne (screenplay), Glenn Gers (screenplay), Daniel Pyne (story)
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike
Country USA, Germany
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Castle Rock Entertainment
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,088 m (Norway), 3,133 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema