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Fractured is one movie that reminds me of the 2012 hit game Spec Ops The Line. The film brilliantly presents a story and then asks a simple question. “Did what you just watch really happen?”
The Netflix movie follows Ray Monore, an overwhelmed family man, who after having a terrible thanksgiving dinner with his in-laws, pulls into a gas station with his wife Joanne and his Daughter Peri. But when Peri suffers a terrible accident, Ray rushes his family to a nearby but suspicious Hospital seeking Help.
However, soon after the doctors send Peri for further testing, all records of the Monroe’s visit disappear, along with Peri and her mother. And it’s from here that Ray’s terrible day turns into a desperate race to find his family.
What truly made Fractured enjoyable is how the movie never really gives the full picture until the very end. They’re holes in everyone’s story (including Ray’s). And with each new detail that comes to light, you’ll believe one story at first, but then later switch sides.
Don’t get me wrong, Fractured is not a perfect movie. At some points, it oversells the narrative. And veteran Cinephiles will quickly figure out what’s happening.
But one thing Fractured touches on is how we’ve all made mistakes. And at that moment, we wish we go back and correct it. But no matter how far we hide, we’re eventually dragged back to the awful reality of what we’ve done.
Fractured might not be one of the most mind-blowing movies of the year, but its story and concept build enough suspense to make it a decent watch on Netflix.
- Decent Story
- Interesting Concept
- Good Acting