| Ted asks the judge to represent himself in court and Willy accepts. Credits sequence shows a sex act in extreme, shadowed close-up (making it hard to decipher); a woman has an affair; talk of intercourse in a courtroom setting; man says his wife/kids left him because he had an affair; post-sex scene in bedroom (man and woman get dressed); repeated joke about a private investigator named "Dick" has innuendo; some crude language ("He's trying on the … Fracture is a 2007 legal thriller film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, and directed by Gregory Hoblit. Fractured is a new Netflix thriller by director Brad Anderson. However, Beachum dryly informs him that by allowing his wife to die, Crawford can now be prosecuted for murder, having previously been tried merely for attempted murder. [5], Fracture went on to gross $39,015,018 in the United States and Canada and $52,339,197 overseas. Fracture is a 2007 legal thriller film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, and directed by Gregory Hoblit. Synopsis With Jennifer now dead, the bullet lodged in her head can now be retrieved and matched with Nunally's gun. At the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. However, he begins to see his D.A. [2][3] During its second weekend, it dropped to No. When Jennifer comes back home, he shoots her on the head and then he shoots three times against the windows. The movie is centered on a young attorney who finds himself in a case against a mastermind who he grossly underestimates. Movie Info After his wife and injured daughter disappear from the emergency room, a man becomes convinced the hospital is hiding something. This move of being hired by a private firm is much quicker than most of Willy's predecessors and colleagues in the District Attorney's office, again achieved partly on a calculated action on his part. Just because a movie is freakin' preposterous doesn't mean it can't be diabolical fun. Crawford proceeds to shoot his wife, seriously wounding her and he immediately confesses the crime to Nunally on the scene. Crawford confesses, confident he is protected by the principle of double jeopardy. Summaries An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute. "[19] Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe gave the film a mixed review, stating about the film itself and both Hopkins and Gosling: "You needn't actually see Fracture to know that if the charge is acting that winks, these two are guilty. Fractured is a 2019 film directed by Brad Anderson, who is known for The Machinist (for the 2007 film Fracture, go here). Fracture was released on April 20, 2007. He signs a confession. The gardener Ciro calls the Police and the negotiator Rob, who does not know the last name of his lover, gets the murder weapon and a confession from Ted. However, this kind of Netflix movie is pretty much trying to get you to guess along. "[18], Ross Bennett of Empire magazine gave the film three stars out of five and stated that "the two leads are on fine form, but the surrounding structure is too familiar from a thousand other films. The young District Attorney assigned to the case, Willy Beachum, has had a successful career with a ninety-seven percent conviction rate. There are some violent moments throughout, including scenes in which a woman is shown falling over and getting impaled through the head with a piece of rebar, and a young girl falling to her death in a construction site. Fracture provides us with an intriguing and refreshing narrative. Disgraced, Nunally commits suicide outside the court. From his hometown of Málaga, Dani Rovira reflects on human beings’ nonsensical hatred in this hilarious and unfiltered comedy special. "[12] James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three stars out of four, calling the film "gruesomely engaging. The film ends with a new trial about to begin, with Beachum prosecuting and Crawford surrounded by a team of highly paid defense attorneys from Wooton Simms. On his way to a lucrative position at a prestigious private law firm, the young and ambitious assistant district attorney, Willy Beachum, has to handle one last and seemingly straightforward case. Plot Keywords Summary: Driving cross-country, Ray (Sam Worthington) and his wife (Lily Rabe) and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. They take a break at a rest stop, where Ray and Peri fall into an open construction site and are injured. "[11] Claudia Puig of USA Today also gave the film a positive review, praising not only the two leading actors' performances, but also Hoblit's direction, noting that "he also knows how to draw remarkable performances from young actors, with Ed Norton in Primal Fear and Gosling here". Meanwhile, the young and efficient, but arrogant, prosecutor Willy Beachum is resigning his position in the low-pay public service work to join the private civil-law firm Wooton Sims, but decides to accept the case, which is his assessment is easily resolved. Recognizing the victim, and being subtly goaded by Crawford, Nunally becomes enraged and assaults him. | Now in jail awaiting trial, Crawford engages in a battle of wits with rising star deputy district attorney William "Willy" Beachum (Ryan Gosling), who considers the case an open-and-shut matter and agrees to go to trial immediately. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all of the objects moving in ways he predicts. Crawford confesses he shot his wife. Beachum is preparing to transition from criminal law to a corporate attorneyship at well-known law firm Wooton Simms, and flirts with his future boss, Nikki Gardner (Rosamund Pike). When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent o Fracture Review. It makes overwrought manipulation seem more than a basic instinct. Although Willy is unsure if he will see this case through to its conclusion, he is tasked to do so as the case looks to be concluded before he is scheduled to be at Wooton Sims. Always one step ahead of Willy, putting away this menacing defendant is easier said than done. [6], Fracture opened in 2007 to positive reviews from critics. Fracture Movie Review Summary Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Billy Burke Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Fracture Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a gifted engineer in Los Angeles, discovers his wife has an affair with detective Robert Nunally. Confronting his wife, Crawford shoots her. [24] The film was released on DVD–Blu-ray multiformat on June 16, 2009, by Warner Home Video. "[20] Pete Vonder Haar of Film Threat gave the film two and a half stars out of four, stating, "Fracture may be smarter than the majority of movies out there, but it's not half as clever as it thinks it is. Beachum discovers that Crawford's handgun could not have been used in the shooting because it does not match shell casings at the crime scene and in fact has never been fired. It … Still, tense and occasionally twisty stuff. Crawford himself observes the change, commenting sarcastically that Beachum has "found God". Ted Crawford shoots his unfaithful wife, confesses to the Police, orally, and in writing, but then pleads not guilty and opts to defend himself in court. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. Everyone wants Delaney to be fine, but she knows she's far from normal. Plot Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) shoots his unfaithful wife, confesses to the police - orally and in writing - but then pleads not guilty and opts to defend himself in court. Case in point: Fracture, a twist-a-minute thriller … "[14] Scott Tobias of The A.V. The film constantly plays with our perceptions, alternatingly keeping us firmly on Ray's side and dropping hints that the hospital employees, who keep … Hate by Dani Rovira. Despite being a good lawyer, Willy has thus far scripted his own success, a ninety-seven percent conviction rate, achieved somewhat by handing over unwinnable cases to other Deputy District Attorneys. [25], 2007 crime film directed by Gregory Hoblit, "Daily Box Office for Friday, April 20, 2007", "Weekend Box Office Results for April 20–22, 2007", "Weekend Box Office Results for April 27–29, 2007", "Weekend Box Office Results for May 4–6, 2007", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fracture_(2007_film)&oldid=997119561, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 December 2020, at 02:37. It’s one hell of a mindf*ck and as such, it’s very entertaining and enganging. Synopsis Ray, along with his wife Joanne and daughter Peri, drive on a road trip for Thanksgiving. It's just that the longer the film goes on, the … After rushing to the hospital, Joanne accompanies Peri to the basement to obtain a CT scan while Ray waits in the waiting room. [4] During its third weekend, it moved up to No. Nunally comes up with a scheme to plant false evidence to implicate Crawford, which Beachum rejects. The young DA assigned to the … With Ted having made the verbal and written confessions, and with Ted declining legal counsel in favor of acting as his own lawyer, Willy sees this case as a slam dunk in his favor despite one small hiccup regarding the supposed murder weapon. Summary: When a meticulous structural engineer (Anthony Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Ryan Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. It is hardly a reassuring sign when one of the more interesting things in a film is not even sentient. This motivates Beachum to continue searching for evidence, almost obsessively. A mix-up of cell phones causes Beachum to realize that Nunally and Crawford both used the same type of gun, a .45 caliber Glock 21. In Los Angeles, the structural engineer Ted Crawford witnesses his wife Jennifer Crawford and her lover Lieutenant Robert "Rob" Nunally in the swimming pool of a hotel. When Crawford had reappeared brandishing his gun, Nunally had tackled and assaulted him, before Crawford's arrest. Brad Anderson has made a career out of being as reliable as they come as a film and TV director, able to switch genres easily. It is the story of a man who shoots his unfaithful wife, and then engages in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney. It's possible that audiences don't even care anymore if a film makes sense as long as it's entertaining". However, at his arraignment, Crawford retracts his confession. Ryan Gosling and Rosamund Pike in Fracture. Crawford informs the court that the arresting officer (Nunally) was having an affair with his wife, assaulted him during his arrest, and was present during his interrogation. 3 and made $3,696,060 – $1,562 per theater average. Synopsis When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans her murder. In total, the film grossed $91,354,215 worldwide. Social media is abuzz with talk of director Brad Anderson's new film Fractured, which is pretty impressive considering it debuted on Netflix the same day … [16] Philip French of The Guardian wrote that "wily old gander Hopkins running rings around the confident young Gosling is a lot of fun." Xan Brooks @XanBrooks. Theodore "Ted" Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy Irish aeronautical engineer living in Los Angeles, confirms that his wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), is having an affair with police detective Robert Nunally (Billy Burke). Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. PLOT: A man desperately tries to find his wife and injured daughter after they disappear from a strange hospital. Beachum, however, is actually on his way to a lucrative position in a big private law firm, but his desire to win keeps him on the case. Club gave the film a "B" rating, and also praised Hopkins and Gosling's performances, stating that "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—or worse, an incorrigible ham. Beachum confronts Crawford with his deductions. Imagine if Taken ’s big reveal was that Liam Neeson’s daughter had already died, and his efforts were for naught. An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute. Parents Guide. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 71% of critics have given the film a positive review based on 173 reviews and an average score of 6.5/10, making the film "Certified Fresh" on the website's rating system. Theodore "Ted" Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), a wealthy and talented structural engineer, discovers his wife Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz) is having an affair with police detective Rob Nunally (Billy Burke). But somehow Delaney survived - despite the brain scans that show irreparable damage. Sure, you’ll probably guess at least some of the plot elements. Since he had taken Jennifer off life support, new charges can be filed against Crawford and a new trial can be set. In a movie full of gaping lapses in logic and ludicrous twists, this clearly is its least convincing moment. He arrives at the hospital, but is unable to prevent staff turning off her life support. At the trial, Crawford acts as his own attorney, thereby matching himself, an untrained litigant, against a star prosecutor. job as a means to fight for justice for those such as Crawford's wife. What ensues is a battle of wits between the two, as Crawford systematically destroys his opponent's case. Realizing that Crawford's plan is to dispose of the only eyewitness to the crime, Beachum obtains a court order to keep Jennifer on life support. Fractured is a nihilistic worst-case scenario movie. Despite Ted's seemingly crazy behavior, Willy will soon learn that Ted has a grand plan to win the case involving Nunally. "[15] Justin Chang of Variety magazine also gave the film a positive review and stated that the film is "an absorbing legal thriller that can't help but taste like exquisitely reheated leftovers." The case is assigned to ambitious young Deputy District Attorney Willy Beachum. The plot is centered on Ray, who, along with his wife, rushes his wounded child to the hospital. It opened in 2,443 theaters in the United States and grossed $3,677,000 on its opening day and $11,014,657 during its opening weekend, ranking No. 4 and grossed $6,814,714 – $2,789 per theater average. This case will be his last in the District Attorney's office, as he has been hired by prestigious private firm Wooton Sims. "[21] Richard Schickel of Time magazine, like Bennett, Morris and Vonder Haar, gave the film a mixed review, and stated: "It renders passion dispassionate and turns murder into a kind of fashion statement, something we observe without really caring about. Crawford had shot his wife with Nunally's gun, then reloaded it. As a result, the film avoids the oft-used cliché of a surprise twist. With no new evidence to present, Beachum has to concede the trial, and Crawford is acquitted. "[10], Scott Foundas of The Village Voice gave the film a positive review, praising Gosling's performance, stating: "Gosling is the kind of actor who makes other actors look lazy. Oddly enough, the person who’s most observant of others’ vulnerabilities is Crawford. "[7] At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 68 based on 35 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". Fractured is more of a thriller than a horror, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar) as a man desperate to find his wife and child in a hospital that’s determined to thwart him at every turn. He figures out that before the crime Crawford must have switched his and Nunally's guns in the hotel room where Jennifer and Nunally secretly met. As the case progresses, Willy has to decide how far he will go to get that conviction, it almost becoming a personal vendetta against Ted, losing which may not only threaten his new job at Wooton Sims, but his career as a lawyer, that is unless he can find that much needed evidence to put Ted away legitimately. [9] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly also gave the film a positive review, and like Rainer, he praised the performances of Hopkins and Gosling, noting that "the two actors are terrific". The film has a 71% critic rating from Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $91 million (over a $10 million budget). Crawford's confession is therefore ruled inadmissible as evidence, being fruit of the poisonous tree. When Nunally had recognized the victim, rushing over to Jennifer, Crawford had switched the guns again, retrieving his own, unused, weapon. Fractured movie review: Avatar actor Sam Worthington stars in a moderately gripping Netflix thriller, inspired by Alfred Hitchchock’s The Lady Vanishes. Gosling is equally good in the less showy role of a righteous prosecutor, investing a stock part with as much droll humor and charisma as he can muster. The film has a 71% critic rating from Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $91 million (over a $10 million budget). "[13] William Arnold of Seattle Post-Intelligencer also gave the film a positive review, calling the film "better-than-average", and stated: "It's occasionally quite witty, it's able to tell us a great deal about its characters and their back stories in an economic fashion... its plot swings are surprising and compelling. Fracture is a 2007 crime drama film directed by Gregory Hoblit and stars Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, Rosamund Pike, and Billy Burke in the lead roles. About the film itself, he stated: "The plot's many complications pretty much all add up, which is a rarity these days for a murder mystery. Taglines Instead, Willy will soon get more than he bargained for, as the affluent and manipulative aeronautical engineer, Ted Crawford, who is charged with the gruesome murder of his unfaithful wife, has concocted the perfect crime. He also stated that "Fracture is working on us, playing us, but that's its pleasure. Fractured is a real eye-roller from the Preposterous Thriller sub-subgenre (in … The detective had arrived on the scene carrying Crawford's gun, and both had put down their weapons as a preliminary move in negotiations. Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife Jennifer and entraps her lover, Lieutenant Robert "Rob" Nunally. There are a few loose ends, but questions of logic have a way of receding in a film in which the bad man can be seen reflected in a pool of his victim’s blood. As the Police take Ted into custody, the Police station where he will subsequently sign a written confession as to having shot Jennifer, other first responders find that Jennifer is still alive, although the eventual diagnosis is that, pending a miracle, she will not ever awaken from her coma, thus being placed on life support. Police are called, including Nunally, who enters the house cautiously, negotiating with Crawford for both to put down their guns. Detective Lieutenant Robert "Rob" Nunally leads a squad investigating reported gunshots at the home of the wealthy Crawfords, husband and wife Ted and Jennifer. The site's consensus states: "Though Fracture's plot is somewhat implausible, the onscreen face-off between Gosling and Hopkins overshadows any faults. Under those circumstances, can Willy spot the invisible fracture in Ted's malicious scheme to escape his intricate trap? Parents need to know that Fractured is a 2019 thriller in which a man believes that a hospital has kidnapped his wife and daughter. The Machinist creator is back with a Netflix film starring Sam Worthington called Fractured, which centers on one man, Ray, his wife Joanne and their daughter Peri driving back from a fraught Thanksgiving trip. | [17] Manohla Dargis of The New York Times also positively reviewed Hopkins' and Gosling's performances, writing, "Mr. Hopkins and Mr. Gosling navigate the film’s sleekly burnished surfaces and darkly lighted interiors, its procedural twists and courtroom turns without breaking stride or into a sweat. Crawford is arrested by waiting police. Crawford sees Beachum's weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy's a winner. This baffles police, since CCTV surveillance was in effect during the shooting and until Crawford's arrest. 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. The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 22, 2019. Fracture is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each "[22], Fracture was nominated for two awards, a Teen Choice Award for Ryan Gosling in the "Choice Movie Actor" category, and a World Soundtrack Award for Mychael Danna in the "Film Composer of the Year" category. [23], Fracture was released on DVD by New Line Home Entertainment on August 14, 2007. Fracture on DVD August 14, 2007 starring Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Billy Burke. Nunally had then unwittingly holstered the murder weapon, allowing the unused gun to be taken as evidence. L.A.P.D. By Chris Barsanti. Netflix’s film Fractured ending explained: The final scene of Fractured on Netflix shows Ray driving off into the sunset. Beachum's future with the prestigious firm is now in tatters. But sooner, Willy learns that the evidence cannot be accepted in the trial, and despite knowing that Ted is the killer, the murder weapon is missing and he needs to get new evidence, otherwise he will lose the case and Ted will be a free man. The film stars Sam Worthington in the lead role. As its title suggests, Fracture is (among other things) a story about weakness and moral failings. [8] Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor gave the film a positive review, praising both Hopkins and Gosling's performances, noting that "although Hopkins obviously has played a variation on this role before, his Ted is more playfully malevolent than Hannibal Lecter ever was". Fractured is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Brad Anderson from a screenplay by Alan B. McElroy. [1] It is the story of a man who shoots his unfaithful wife, and then engages in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney. In this stop-motion short film, a bird raised by mice begins to question where she belongs and sets off on a daring journey of self-discovery. It stars Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Adjoa Andoh, and Lucy Capri. Although the plot isn’t particularly original, it is unique in that the audience is already aware of the killer’s identity. She also added about the film that "it's a provocative game that plays out with intelligence and wit. Thu 19 Apr 2007 19.01 EDT. 2 with a per theater average of $4,508. Nunally enters the house facing Ted holding a gun, he confessing to shooting Jennifer, who is lying unconscious or dead in a pool of her own blood a short distance away from him. He is Brando at the time of Streetcar, or Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces, and altogether one of the more remarkable happenings at the movies today. 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