DVD - 2007
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Ted Crawford is a wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous structural engineer who lives in Los Angeles. He shoots his wife and entraps her lover. After the police arrive, he signs a confession. At his arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot D.A. who is getting ready to leave for a civil-law firm. He is told by everyone the case is open and shut. Crawford, however, sees Beachum's weakness - the hairline fracture of his character.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : New Line Home Entertainment, c2007
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780780656789
Branch Call Number: FIC Fract
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: R; for language and some violent content


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Oct 06, 2014

This was a very good movie and shows what happens when a person thinks they know everything. Anthony Hopkins (as usual) played a very psychological and serene character that knew more than he led on. The adulterous wife was involved with a man who turned out to be the Lieutenant and the Prosecutor was a young arrogant man who thought he was God's gift to the legal system and could win every case hand's down.
I recommend this movie. It's worth watching especially, those who may think they're ahead of the game.... they need to step back and reevaluate what they're doing and who they think they can con.

btmslt Mar 20, 2013

An interesting film about lawyers and criminals.

Nov 28, 2011

So good!

Sep 26, 2010

This sit on the edge thriller is very suspenseful and the DVD has alternate endings.

Really enjoyed both performances of Gosling & Hopkins ( who doesn't like a bad Hopkins?)

Excellent, but 14+ with parental consent due to violence

Worth the rental

Nov 06, 2007

So-so pseudointellectual courtroom thriller with Anthony Hopkins playing his stock character of the hard-to-catch criminal genius. Maybe his performance is worth seeing once, although the plot is flawed by improbable and ludicrous twists. On a kinder note, I'd be seriously interested in the name of the tailor responsible for the business wardrobe of Rosamund Pike, Ryan Gosling's fizzled love interest.

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btmslt Apr 03, 2013

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Sep 26, 2010

Ugogurl thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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Sep 26, 2010

An excellent movie where a young brazen lawyer on a winning streak meets his match in a man who kills his wife.

This excellent suspense thriller takes us down the road of presumption; lawyer presumes he will win, killer presumes he will be let go.

Anthony Hopkins plays a menacing killer while Ryan Gosling tries to climb the corporate ladder.

I wonder who wins

14+, suspense, thriller


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