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Oscar® winner Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and recent Oscar® nominee Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) star in this taut courtroom thriller directed by Gregory Hoblit (Primal Fear) and written by Daniel Pyne (The Manchurian Candidate). Young district attorney Willy Beachum (Gosling) is a on his way to the top with only one last case standing in his way: a mysterious engineer (Hopkins) found innocent on a technicality of his wife's (Embeth Davidtz) murder. In a thriller laden with twists and turns that weave both in and out of the courtroom, the pair becomes entangled in a risky cat-and-mouse game with fatal consequences. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast that includes Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.) and Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice), this thriller reveals that the difference between innocence may be revealed in the smallest of details--Fracture.
© 2007 New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critics Consensus: Though Fracture's plot is somewhat implausible, the onscreen face-off between Gosling and Hopkins overshadows any faults.
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Common Sense Says
Cat-and-mouse thriller isn't meant for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this legal thriller includes a lot of dialogue about legal and moral matters, which means it's not really for kids (and it probably won't interest most of them anyway). It begins with a brutal murder (the bloody-faced body is visible repeatedly); a character shoots himself (it's off-screen, but his bloody head and crumpled body are visible); and another is tackled by police (he struggles before being pressed to the floor). The film opens with very close, very dark shots of their a couple having sex; their affair inspires violent jealousy. Characters drink at parties and swear (language includes several uses of "f--k" and many other curses).
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- Release Date:April 20, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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