Netflix Original Slow Moving, But Good

Popular Netflix Movie Recommended for Viewers Who Don’t Mind Slower Plot Development

Chaarlee Hickman, Staff Reporter

Fractured | Thriller | R

Fractured is a Netflix original movie starring Sam Worthington, Lily Rabe, and Stephen Tobolowsky. This movie has an interesting plot. 

The Netflix synopsis says, “After his wife and injured daughter disappear from an ER, a man conducts a panicked search and becomes convinced the hospital is hiding something.” 

It intrigued me so I watched. 

The movie kept me watching⎯not on my toes, but I couldn’t wait to finish it. It was one of those movies that made you think. It wasn’t one of those movies that was just entertaining; it had a mystery to it that made you think about it even after you watched it. 

At certain parts of the movie you were rooting for the main character, Ray Monroe, but at other times you were against him and in the end I switched my mind so much that I didn’t know if I believed the ending or not.

My greatest critique of the movie was how slow the plot moved. To me the whole movie could have been condensed to an hour. In my opinion too many scenes went on way too long and it made some scenes very hard to watch. Not because it was a bad scene, but because the point the scene was trying to get across was understood in the first five minutes it went on screen.

Even so the screenplay was very cinematic. The transitions (especially towards the end of the movie) were very smooth, dramatic, and aesthetically pleasing to watch. It surprised me the way the directors took into account the color scheme of the movie to really give you that gross, run down hospital feel but then contrast it with the families outfits to show that they really didn’t belong there.

If you like to watch not-so-scary thrillers with mystery behind them and don’t mind a slow plot, this would be a great movie to watch instead of doing your homework.