Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fracture

Really cool movie from 2007 starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. An engineer plans and executes the murder of his wife after finding out that she cheats on him with a guido/cabana boy/cop hybrid. He refuses legal council and represents himself, challenging the hotshot prosecutor to prove that he did in fact commit the murder.

Maybe it doesn't sound like much, but with awesome acting and a few surprising twists, this turned out to be a cool movie. It was refreshing to see Hopkins as anything but "I'm a cannibal and my name is Hannibal". Silence Of The Lambs was a really good movie, but by now we've had "Hannibal", "Red Dragon", "Christmas With The Lecters", "Hannibal: The Difficult Years", "How Hannibal Lecter Stole Christmas", "Alien Vs. Predator Vs. Jason Vs. Hannibal Lecter", "Mighty Morphin' Hannibal Lecter", "Return Of The Son Of The Director's Cut Of The Sequel To Hannibal Lecter" and "The Hills Wear Bifocals When They're Visiting The Village Where Hannibal Lecter Lives".

2 comments:

Pigeon said...

Ouch

that movie was worse than a bad episode of law and order.

I was never into it. The only good moments were the ones with Anthony Hopkins. Cause the story (very long) with the young dude (Gosling) and his boss is just not interesting.

Wilhelm said...

That's a lot of good moments, then.

Plus, you gotta admit that the scenes where Gosling got called out on not knowing that it was the arresting officer/guido who was having an affair with the accused.