A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.
After watching Half Nelson and Blue Valentine, I approached Fracture with some trepidation. I shouldn't have. This too was... just, wow. It made me feel connected to it, it made me tense when it was tense. Definitely worth watching, I'd say it beats The Ides of March on intellectual thriller basis (if the two can be compared)
As soon as I saw the trailer I remembered Primal Fear, it kinda borrows from that heavily with a different plot line & story, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this movie, as always you expect great performance from Anthony Hopkins but Ryan Gosling was a really nice surprise and a breath of fresh air that multiplied the quality of this movie, I'd say it's one of those hidden gems that many will pass on which they shouldn't.