#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous Ted Crawford, a structural engineer in Los Angeles, shoots his wife Jennifer and entraps her lover, Lieutenant Robert “Rob” Nunally. He signs a confession. At the arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot who’s soon to join a fancy civil-law firm, told by everyone it’s an open and shut case. Crawford sees Beachum’s weakness, the hairline fracture of his character: Willy’s a winner. The engineer sets in motion a clockwork crime with all of the objects moving in ways he predicts.
Plot: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.
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Some of you may find (or I should say try to) faults in this gripping courtroom drama but for the rest this movie is a lovely, more than just about courtroom, dual between the ever talented Anthony Hopkins and the not just about looks Ryan Gosling.The chemistry between the two is really difficult to not feel right from the first time in the courtroom where the Hannibal Lecterish Crawford gestures Beachum to adjust his bow tie.It is amazing how the movie grips you despite knowing the fact right from the start who is the killer.Though Crawford is too smart to be believable, the way its played it doesn’t raise the slightest of doubt in your mind about its actual existence.Beachum’s urge to put the devilish Crawford behind bars for trying to kill his wife and then getting away with it can be seen greatly in the scene in the hospital when Beachum tries to stop Crawford from pulling the plug of his wife’s ventilator.The only thing i found missing was the almost lifeless, short lived, romantic relation of Crawford and Nikki Gardner(Rosamund Pike who looks stunning in the movie).Maybe it wouldn’t have helped the movie’s plot in any way except Crawford’s asking for a favor from Gardner’s dad later in the movie that’s why they didn’t put too much efforts to make them a couple.In all a great courtroom, psychological, thrilling, drama with great acting.And i’d better not forget to mention David Strathairn’s portrayal of DA Lobruto which was too good and I’d have loved to see more of him… Don’t miss this one if you like an intriguing courtroom drama!!
This is my kind of film. Suspense throughout, mystery till the very end… I could write a long review about the film but I realise it wouldn’t be that different to what others have already said about it, so my only criticism goes to Anthony Hopkins.
I enjoy watching Anthony Hopkins. I really do. He is a brilliant actor and deserves all the credit he gets. However, his acting seems rather repetitive. He is always assigned to play the role of a man who is highly intelligent, mysterious, always a man of wisdom. Yes, this makes him an interesting character to watch, but we have seen it so many times. The funny thing though this never gets boring. So, I guess, hats off to him for his ability to make us watch the same character over and over again.
Would I watch this film again? Well, I guess so, only if it was on the telly and there is nothing else to watch it. Would I make my friends watch it? Possibly.
Will keep you glued to your seat
The tagline of this film sounds interesting, but also shows the movie’s thin plot. ‘I shot my wife. Prove it.’ Ultimately, the film is smart and witty and keeps you intrigued the entire time as you try find a way to do what the tagline asks you to. However, that’s it. Naturally, Anthony Hopkins can do now wrong and ‘newbie’ Ryan Gosling does really well. Together in a scene, these two are awesome.
What I like about this film is that it totally focuses on the Hopkins/Gosling story-line. In many other films like these there’s always that the policemen/attorneys (in this case Gosling) fall in love and then mess it up/ruin their marriage because the case is tearing them apart, you know the drill. There’s always some sub story-line involving romance. Gosling finds romance in this movie with Rosamund Pike’s character, but it doesn’t evolve into another story-line. It doesn’t take Willy Beachum’s (Ryan Gosling) eyes off the price and even when it falls apart, he doesn’t appear to care much (it’s all about getting Crawford behind bars) or to feel a need to make it right. I like that. I mean, I love romance in films, but this movie shouldn’t be about that and it’s not.
Also, the fact that Ted Crawford (Hopkins) is in complete control over everything and everyone in this film astonishes me. This man plays roles like these so well! He just keeps you glued to the screen. The way he is in charge of Willy for (almost!) the entire film is just enjoyable to watch, making the end of the film even more enjoyable when the story comes out and the roles change.
Another reason to praise Gosling for the way he portrayed Willy Beachum. Anthony Hopkins is a legend. He is what draws people to theatres and he is one of the most brilliant actors of all times. Plus, he portrays such a strong character here that I can’t help but praise Gosling for holding his own in a very strong manner. Scenes with Gosling are entertaining to watch. You feel drawn to him in almost the same way you feel drawn to Hopkins, even though Willy is in a dark place for most of the film and is hardly in control. Gosling’s got great timing.
The story-line might be a little thin and fragile, the outcome is worth it. The movie surprises in more than one way, not in the last place because of the pretty much brilliant performances of both actors. Gosling is going to be big.
Every perfect plan has at least one flaw. On the other hand, if that plan is made by Anthony Hopkins … a character played by him that is … is there a chance to find and exploit that flaw? It had been a long time since I last saw this, so I didn’t remember much … I was surprised how tension filled and edge of the seat thriller this was.
It really worked and apart from Hopkins we have Gosling … another great actor, who is needed as counter to Hopkins. Still I do not blame anyone who has … sympathy for the devil (no literally, I do think that most do realize this is just a movie). Depending on how much moral ambiguity you allow yourself, you will torn apart more or less while rooting for certain things to happen … this is really well thought off and executed. And it is quite mean to put the audience through what they have to go through … but as life the movie is also quite powerful … can you dig it? And pay attention to the details … yes twists are coming from left and right …
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Gregory Hoblit
Writer Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn
Country United States, Germany
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,088 m (Norway), 3,133 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 250D 5205, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3513DI), D-Cinema