When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans... read more her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn't dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing--a seemingly slam-dunk case for hot shot assistant district attorney Willy Beachum, who has one foot out the door of the District Attorney's office on his way to a lucrative job in high-stakes corporate law. But nothing is as simple as it seems, including this case. Will the lure of power and a love affair with a sexy, ambitious attorney at his new firm overpower Willy's fierce drive to win, or worse, quash his code of ethics? In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Willy both learn that a "fracture" can be found in every ostensibly perfect facade.
are both good in this one, Gosling especially, opens the mind a little to the rules of an American court house, very enlightening.
Reviewed 18 months days ago
A great film that that really shows the court room mentality of the US
Reviewed 3 years days ago
I'd classify this as a psychological thriller + mystery + court drama all rolled into one. Gosling and Hopkins compliment each other very well in this movie.