MOVIE RATING: 4 stars (B+)
(Updated June 14, 2012)
There’s nothing like a good mind game movie. And Fracture (2007), starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, is a classically good crime thriller. I watched it for the second time tonight after seeing it a few years ago when it came out on DVD. Next to Hannibal Lector, I think this is one of Hopkins best roles because he plays such a smart and clever character who shoots his wife and then finds away to get out of being found guilty for it. The movie is a cat-and-mouse chase between Hopkins and Gosling’s lawyer who is trying to convict him.
Director Gregory Hoblit crafted a solid movie…the best of his movies that I’ve seen, which include Frequency (2000) and Primal Fear (1996) as well. I think this movie has been under-appreciated. The production design and photography are excellent. And I love Hopkin’s home in the movie, the architecture is definitely my taste. It’s a blending of modern and asian minimalism with a love of classic crafted materials…much like the movie itself. The acting and chemistry between Hopkins and Gosling are excellent too. I really can’t say much more than check this flick out. I got it at Best Buy on DVD for $4.99 recently to add to my movie collection…you can’t beat that!
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