Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Alan B. McElroy
Starring: Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, Lucy Capri, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ajoa Andoh, and more.
Requested review from Alexis Carrion!
I remember seeing this title pop up in 2019 and it seemed interesting to me but it slipped through the cracks and I never got the chance to see it. However, one day my friend Alexis hit me up and said I had to give this movie a watch. Welp, SAY NO MOREEEE! Here I take on the Netflix thriller, “Fractured.”
“A couple stops at a gas station, where their 6 y.o. daughter’s arm is fractured. They hurry to a hospital, Something strange is going on there. The wife and daughter go missing.”
***LIGHT SPOILER REVIEW***
Another round of “I didn’t love it, didn’t hate it. The thriller mystery of the whole film kept me interested enough to keep watching and off my phone. The main thing that got me hooked was seeing how much shit the main character, Ray was going to put himself through. I essentially figured out that Ray did something despicable early on with the way they showed one specific scene. I knew right there that the “truth” of the film was far from it and that “Fractured” was going to get turned on its head real quick.
Performance wise, I must admit, it all bothered me. Sam Worthington playing Ray might be the only believable performance. Everyone else was highly exaggerated, in my opinion, and really took away from the experience of the film. Sure Lily Rabe as Joanne was wild because… you know, spoilers, she wasn’t exactly there. But everyone else in the hospital fit their stereotype of bad guy, good guy, good Samaritan, etc.
Safe to say that Brad Anderson has not exactly had the movie success he had with “The Machinist.” However, he has had a better television career since.
For the millions and millions of people who have Netflix and the millions of people who love mystery thrillers, “Fractured” is surely worth a watch to kill time. It being a bit predictable for me unfortunately does affect the rating personally, but that does not mean others will not enjoy it. It definitely is a crazy flick and has potential to entertain others.
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