(2007)

Critic Reviews

68

Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
83
Fracture is working on us, playing us, but that's its pleasure. It makes overwrought manipulation seem more than a basic instinct.
80
Village Voice
Gosling is the kind of actor who makes other actors look lazy. 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.
75
Gruesomely engaging.
75
Rolling Stone
Just because a movie is freakin' preposterous doesn't mean it can't be diabolical fun. Case in point: Fracture.
75
Chicago Tribune
Effective dialogue doesn't necessarily mean witty dialogue, but wit certainly helps, and you tend not to get much of it in a low-key legal thriller. Fracture is an exception.
70
New York Magazine (Vulture)
What makes Fracture hum is the way Hopkins bares his teeth, twitches his nostrils, and trains his shiny pinprick Lecter eyes on his co-star.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
The movie entertains, but it's a shallow entertainment where you have no rooting interest in the outcome.
70
Variety
An absorbing legal thriller that can't help but taste like exquisitely reheated leftovers.
67
In the dark of the theatre Fracture keeps it together – mainly through the sheer will of Hopkins and Gosling.
50
It renders passion dispassionate and turns murder into a kind of fashion statement, something we observe without really caring about.

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