Fractured – USA, 2019 – reviews

‘Finding his family means facing the truth’

Fractured is a 2019 American mystery thriller feature film about a man that wakes up in a hospital to find that his family has vanished.

Directed by Brad Anderson (Stonehearst Asylum; The Machinist; Session 9) from a screenplay written by Alan B. McElroy (Wrong Turn; Spawn; Halloween 4), the movie stars Sam Worthington (Avatar; Terminator Salvation; Rogue), Lily Rabe (American Horror Story; The Veil), Stephen Tobolowsky (Strange Nature; Memento) and Adjoa Andoh.

Plot:

Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor.

While the wife and daughter go downstairs for an MRI, Ray, exhausted, passes out in a chair in the lobby. Upon waking up, they have no record or knowledge of Ray’s family ever being checked in…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

Fractured is interesting in concept, so-so in execution. It’s worth watching if you’re a fan of thrillers, just don’t expect much in the way of excitement or surprises. It’s just a serviceable way to spend 100 minutes.” Arrow in the Head

“Unlike a good whodunnit, where everything could be a clue and you delight in hunting for them, Fractured makes it hard, tedious work. This makes the film’s 100 minutes feel like the longest 100 minutes of your life.” Digital Spy

“Worthington, an actor of astoundingly limited range, makes for a bland Liam Neeson replacement but since his character spends most of the film confused and given how overstuffed the film is with plot, his vacant expression doesn’t prove to be a major distraction. He’s just a cog and the film is just a machine, slick but soulless and with parts in need of a touch-up.” The Guardian

Fractured doesn’t do anything differently than other films like it and can start to feel just a touch repetitive, but what it does do, it does well. Thanks to some tense direction and a phenomenal performance from Worthington, fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy devouring this nerve-wracking treat.” Killer Horror Critic

Release:

Fractured streamed on Netflix from 11th October.

Cast and characters:

  • Sam Worthington … Ray Monroe
  • Lily Rabe … Joanne Monroe
  • Stephen Tobolowsky … Doctor Berthram
  • Adjoa Andoh … Doctor Isaacs
  • Stephanie Sy … Nurse Anne
  • Lucy Capri … Peri Monroe
  • Lauren Cochrane … Officer Childes
  • Derek James Trapp … Organ Orderly #2
  • Erik Athavale … Bruce Volk
  • Chris Sigurdson … Doctor Lucado
  • Natalie Malaika … Young ER Receptionist (as Natalie Bailey)
  • Megan Best … Off-screen Peri Monroe
  • Will Woytowich … State Trooper
  • Ernesto Griffith … Ward Intern / Janitor
  • Dennis Scullard … Young Father

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