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FractureIf Ryan Gosling isn't careful, he's going to become a star. In Fracture, a bit of cinematic legal hokum, the Oscar nominee (Half...FractureMystery and ThrillerPT113MRIf Ryan Gosling isn't careful, he's going to become a star. In Fracture, a bit of cinematic legal hokum, the Oscar nominee (Half...2007-08-13Embeth DavidtzRosamund PikeDavid StrathairnEmbeth Davidtz, Rosamund Pike, David StrathairnNew Line Cinema

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Fracture

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Embeth Davidtz, Rosamund Pike, David Strathairn; Director: Greg Hoblit; Author: Daniel Pyne; Release Date Wide: 04/20/2007; Runtime (in minutes): 113; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: New Line Cinema

If Ryan Gosling isn’t careful, he’s going to become a star. In Fracture, a bit of cinematic legal hokum, the Oscar nominee (Half Nelson) adopts the usual arrogance of a Dashing Legal Genius, but he imbues his ambitious DA with a nonchalance that oddly enhances his charm. As his case against an accused wife-killer (Anthony Hopkins) crumbles, his rebuttals aren’t eloquent speeches, but sputtering exasperation. How human. EXTRAS Deleted scenes and alternate endings reveal Gosling’s character’s tragic upbringing. Better to read it in his face than in the script. B

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