Broken City

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Broken City
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.


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Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Dec 01, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Entertaining but not particularly suspenseful or surprising, as I had anticipated. Wahlberg was effective as former NYC detective, but Crowe's NY accent was awful and Catherine Zeta-Jones was barely a factor in this movie. Still, not a bad watch, if you don't expect too much from it.

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.


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.

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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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