Theatrical Release: April 20, 2007
DVD Release: August 14, 2007


Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in the dramatic thriller Fracture. When a meticulous structural engineer (Hopkins) is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife (Embeth Davidtz), the young district attorney (Gosling) who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. “Fracture” is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.

Dove Review

“Fracture” is a battle of wits between accused murderer Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) and district attorney Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling). The two are evenly matched and just when you think one has the upper hand in their duel of the erudite, the other one comes up with an ace up his sleeve. Hopkins and Gosling are in prime form in their roles. The acting is top notch and this is an intelligently written film. The direction is tight and crisp as well. I saw the film at a digital screening and the sharp and crisp colors were a joy to watch.

Unfortunately, some strong language and an affair in the story prevent us from awarding it our Dove Family-Approved Seal.

Content Description

Sex: A married woman has an affair with a single man. Nothing graphic-kissing and much of it is implied.
Language: J-1; GD-1; G/MG-1; F-9; S-5; H-5; A-3; SOB-1; P-1; B-1; Scr*wed-1
Violence: A man shoots his wife at close range and some blood is seen, especially when it is seen on the floor; a man commits suicide-somewhat graphic with blood on wall and a small pool of blood by his head.
Drugs: Drinking.
Nudity: Shapes seen of couple making love but not graphic; cleavage; woman's bare back; man's bare chest and back.
Other: A character lies about a murder. A character disconnects a relative from life support.


Company: New Line Cinema
Writer: Daniel Pyne and Glenn Gers
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Genre: Suspense
Runtime: 150 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter