My Rental Queue: FRACTURE (2007)
Today we start our new feature called My Rental Queue. From the title you pretty much guessed it’s all about renting movies and what we think about them. The first movie we will talk about is: FRACTURE.
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike, Embeth Davidtz, and Billy Burke
Plot: A highly successful engineer, Ted Crawford, has shot his wife and made it the perfect crime. In comes Willy Beachum, an assertive assistant D.A. on the verge of signing with a major law firm. The case should have been an easy conviction if it wasn’t for Ted Crawford exploiting legal loopholes to keep himself a free man.
Review: I didn’t want to see this movie at the theater because I thought it would be another generic thriller movie with a weak storyline. I wasn’t totally right. After watching Fracture, I was pleasantly surprised by its well-structured storyline. It wasn’t predictable and it kept me guessing. In addition, the whole movie benefits from great acting. I have to mention Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling in particular. While it comes as no surprise that Anthony Hopkins portrays the role of Ted Crawford to perfection, I feel the need to mention the wonderful portrayal of Willy Beachum by Ryan Gosling. He is most definitely one of the best actors of his generation but is for some reason underrated. He holds his own opposite Anthony Hopkins and both actors allowed me to enjoy Fracture to its full potential. While it is not the best movie of the year, Fracture is a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Check out the preview after the jump.