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Broken City

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Seven years after being forced to resign as a New York city police officer, private detective Billy Taggart takes on his toughest case yet when he's hired to follow the mayor's wife. By the time the mayor reveals his true intentions, Taggart's already in too deep, with his freedom and possibly his life, on the line. Taggart will risk it all in a desperate bid to expose the truth and seek redemption in a city where second chances don't come cheap.
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox ; Regency Enterprises and Emmett/Furla Films present in association with Black Bear Films a New Regency and Emmett/Furla Films production ; a Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Communications production ; an Allen Hughes production in association with Envision Entertainment and 1984 Private Defense Contractors ; written by Brian Tucker ; produced by Randall Emmett ...[et al] ; directed by Allen Hughes
Title: Broken city
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Bonus features: "Black list script" ; Anatomy of a thriller
Credits: Director of photography, Ben Seresin ; edited by Cindy Mollo ; music by Atticus Ross, Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross.
Performers: Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Griffin Dunne, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Michael Beach, Kyle Chandler, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, James Ransone.
Summary: Seven years after being forced to resign as a New York city police officer, private detective Billy Taggart takes on his toughest case yet when he's hired to follow the mayor's wife. By the time the mayor reveals his true intentions, Taggart's already in too deep, with his freedom and possibly his life, on the line. Taggart will risk it all in a desperate bid to expose the truth and seek redemption in a city where second chances don't come cheap.
Audience: MPAA rating R
System Details: DVD; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, dual layer, NTSC
DVD; region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, dual layer, NTSC
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio
DVD, NTSC, region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) aspect ratio
DVD
Other Language: English, or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; closed-captioned. Audio described
Subject Headings: Private investigators New York (State) New York Political corruption New York (State) New York Revenge New York (State) New York Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings for people with visual disabilities Detectives privados Nueva York (Estado) Nueva York Teatro. bidex Corrupción política Nueva York (Estado) Nueva York Teatro. bidex Venganza Nueva York (Estado) Nueva York Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Crime films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Topical Term: Private investigators
Political corruption
Revenge
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Detectives privados
Corrupción política
Venganza
Publisher No: 2283257
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE B
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Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones


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Apr 13, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This show was "okay", but not great. The plot was rather uneven and muddled.

Feb 06, 2014
  • Bob rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Good cast and a script that seems very timely considering what's happening with Toronto City Council these days. The weak point for me was the storyline between Mark Wahlberg's character and his girlfriend. There is a very strange scene where she publicly complains about their relationship yet the viewer is given no indication prior that the relationship was in trouble, in fact quite the opposite.

Dec 16, 2013
  • bears1985 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Good

Dec 02, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Nov 10, 2013
  • xaipe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tightly and solidly written neo-noir story of political corruption in Manhattan. The script is unusual in not relying on explosions, fireballs, or car chases to carry the story forward. Wahlberg was well-cast as the hard-boiled private detective, conveying both toughness & sensitivity. Russell Crowe, who has mellowed into a more subtle actor, is very good as the soft-spoken, menacing political candidate. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is required to do little more than be beautiful and remember her lines is, as always, under-utilized. The plot takes an unexpected swerve toward the end, when the real purpose for Wahlberg's assignment is made clear. Good script, minimal gratuitous violence, good acting.

Nov 06, 2013
  • JMGP rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Another in a long line of films about corrupt politicians, police, etc. This one just left me hoping that there are more good than bad people in the world.

Sep 29, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. Very predictable but still entertaining.

Sep 29, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance.

This is a very pretty movie with lots
of production quality and at the same time the most shallow and meaningless movie I ever sat through. Handfuls of opportunities to make a valid statement and open doors for the audience that fell flat on it's face. This is one of the biggest wastes of time and effort in my long history as a movie buff. It is a fraud and a shame. The only good thing that can come from watching this movie is that I may help others avoid checking it out.
A tease. Stay away to one and all.

Aug 30, 2013
  • MQUEY rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I vote 2.5 stars only because I thought Catherine Zeta Jones was miscast because she practically ruined the movie with the bad acting!

I also would have loved to see the movie put more focus on the plot and give more details. Put a lot more drama in the plot. They were all over the place with the plot.

Mark & Russell brilliantly cast! Those 2 should do more movies together!

Last but not Least Mr. Jeffrey Wright was superb as Captian! He was str8 to the point!

This is a one time watch. Enjoy!

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Sep 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Sep 26, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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