Ray (Sam Worthington) stops at a gas station with his wife and 6 year old daughter. During the pit stop Ray’s daughter has a terrible accident giving her a possible concussion and a fractured arm. Ray and the family quickly rush to a nearby hospital. But when Ray arrives he soon discovers things are not what they seem. Ray’s wife and daughter go missing within the hospital and staff have no records or evidence regarding his wife and daughter. Ray is confident that something sinister is occurring within the hospital and begins his own investigations to save his family.
Fractured is simply an average thriller where elements of the film are done right and other elements feel like a missed opportunity.
The film setup and introduction to Ray’s situation is gripping and the film gets right into the plot, setting up the mystery well. Actor Sam Worthington’s performance here is also fairly solid, especially when compared to some of his previous films (eg “The Titan”).
Fractured is an incredibly dark film visually. Considering this film is set mostly in a hospital, it’s an incredibly dark and dull setting. After an hour into the film I could feel the film struggling, starting to become slow and extremely repetitive which will annoy most viewers. The film’s ending moments just prior to the credits were also dissatisfying considering the film’s duration. After watching the film’s final ending and thinking about it… I realised that certain parts of the film suddenly don’t make sense or ring true plot wise…
Overall, Fractured is an average thriller which had the potential to be something bigger and better. Despite a satisfying performance from Sam Worthington the film’s main plot does drag and seems to repeat itself. The film’s ending for me personally was also unsatisfying given the film’s runtime.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden