Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife and entraps her lover. He signs a confession; at the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. 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. Crawford sees Beachum’s weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy’s a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all the objects moving in ways he predicts. –IMDb
Gregory King Hoblit (born November 27, 1944) is an American Hollywood film director and TV producer.
Hoblit was born in Abilene, Texas, the son of Elizabeth Hubbard King and Harold Foster Hoblit, an FBI agent. Much of Hoblit’s work is oriented towards police, attorneys, and legal cases. Hoblit has directed and produced episodes of several popular television shows such as NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, and Hill Street Blues, as well as a made-for-TV-movie based on Roe v. Wade. He also wrote an episode of Hill Street Blues. Hoblit received Emmy Awards for his directing of the pilot episodes of Hooperman and L.A. Law.
He is married to actress Debrah Farentino and has one child with her. —Wikipedia
If "The Silence of the Lambs" and the tv show "Damages" had a deficient child "Fracture" would be it. It's not a bad movie, however it doesn't go as far it should. The story ends on a limbo, some attitudes seem to far-fetched, the final two twists are not as powerful as they were supposed to be and despite of the good work from Hopkins and Gosling I felt like what I was told was not enough to make it a good movie.
Poorly written, Fracture turns into a shamble of a legal drama. It’s only the performances by Gosling and Hopkins that prevent it from being a complete failure, but a failure nonetheless. The script… read review