I watch a lot of movies (which isn’t a humble brag because that would be weird) and while I don’t typically find a lot of stuff I hate – which isn’t to say that it don’t exist though I usually won’t sit though it to discover the true depths of it’s awfulness – I also don’t often find many that make me thank the Universe for their creation.
Jamie Patterson’s Fractured belongs among the latter.
In fact, it works so well that I’m confused as to why it not only wasn’t a bigger thing than it apparently was (that being said, having seen it, there’s a murkiness that, visually speaking, might be a problem when you take into account that most of it takes place at night. And speaking of ‘taking place at night,’ the color palate is pretty muted, with a somewhat soft focus, which doesn’t exactly help) but no one seems to talk about how awesome this movie is otherwise.
It still looks like a movie, but I can see people who expect their movies to be a bit sharper-looking having a problem with it.
I blame Ridley Scott for my fixation with really sharp images and beautiful cinematography because whether or not one likes his movies, they’re damn well-shot and gorgeous to look at.
In any case, Fractured isn’t great-looking, though it really shines where it matters, which is to say its story and the way it adroitly plays with genre in a way someone like M. Night Shyamalan can only aspire to.
Don’t believe me? Judge for yourself – it’s currently on Tubi – and as usual, let me know what you think.