Fracture 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… Fracture 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…
DVD Review

Fracture (2007)

ON THE LOOKOUT Hopkins may want to keep an eye on his Fracture costar Gosling, who shows evidence of real star power in this legal…
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ON THE LOOKOUT Hopkins may want to keep an eye on his Fracture costar Gosling, who shows evidence of real star power in this legal drama
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; DVD Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Ryan Gosling and Anthony Hopkins; 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

Originally posted Aug 03, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints
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