Oh-so-good at being bad

Anthony Hopkins dominates 'Fracture' as Ryan Gosling, holding his own, wisely stays out of the way

Review B-

April 20, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

A few truths to be gleaned from Fracture, the new cat-and-mouse thriller starring Anthony Hopkins as a really smart guy who kills his wife and Ryan Gosling as the assistant D.A. charged with bringing him to justice:

1. Hopkins could spend the rest of his career channeling Hannibal Lecter, playing riffs on the criminal who's so much smarter than everyone else, though we hope he won't coast like that. Still, he is so good at the type.

Fracture (New Line Cinema) Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Rated R. Time 104 minutes.

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