Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. “Fracture” is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.
“Fracture” is a battle of wits between accused murderer Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and district attorney Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The two are evenly matched and just when you think one has the upper hand in their duel of the erudite, the other one comes up with an ace up his sleeve. Hopkins and Gosling are in prime form in their roles. The acting is top notch and this is an intelligently written film. The direction is tight and crisp as well. I saw the film at a digital screening and the sharp and crisp colors were a joy to watch.
Unfortunately, some strong language and an affair in the story prevent us from awarding it our Dove Family-Approved Seal.