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
Un buon legal-thriller,girato bene,che si regge anche grazie alla bravura di due ottimi interpreti come Hopkins( forse anche poco sfruttato) e Gosling. Secondo me attira soprattutto perchè si vuole capire il modo in cui il protagonista la potrebbe far franca,però mi ha dato l'idea di essere troppo "confezionato" e il finale mi ha un pò deluso,l'ho trovato troppo banale. Cmq ad avercene di film così.3*
Fracture è uno di quei thriller capaci di incollarti alla sedia, dall'inizio alla fine sembra di assistere a una partita a scacchi che ti accompagna fino al gran finale. Ottimi interpreti come Anthony Hopkins e Ryan Gosling si aggiungono a un'altrettanta grande regia, che con i giochi di luce crea un'atmosfera perfetta.
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