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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About Brad Swenson

Appreciating and contributing to the art and craft of movies, television, videos, and photography is my daily mission in life. My canvas for expression is emotion. I'm driven to discover and share interesting stories about people, their actions, their thoughts, their feelings, their work, and their contributions to the web of life.

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