Rated R · 108 minutes · 2013

Crime drama, Thriller
Mark Wahlberg plays a private investigator caught in a high-stakes political game in Broken City, one of many New York crime dramas that gets neither New York nor being a crime drama close to correct. It’s a film with a lot of jagged parts—a corrupt mayor (Russell Crowe) who seems like the kind of City Hall power broker even the 1980s got tired of; a cloudy mystery that may or may not just be about an extramarital affair; a silly girlfriend subplot that apparently exists only so Wahlberg’s private eye can fall off the wagon at a critical moment; and even the private eye himself, another staple of a bygone movie era. But all of these things are supposed to seem contemporary, which only makes it worse. Set it in the 1980s and Broken City could have at least risen to mediocrity.

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Official Site: www.brokencitymovie.com
Director: Allen Hughes
Producer: Randall Emmett, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Arnon Milchan, Teddy Schwartzman, Allen Hughes, Remington Chase, George Furla, Stepan Martirosyan, William S. Beasley, Jeff Rice, Scott Lambert, Brandt Andersen, Brian Tucker, Daniel Wagner, Fredrik Malmberg, Adi Shankar, Spencer Silna and Mr. Mudd
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Natalie Martinez, Alona Tal, James Ransone, Michael Beach, Griffin Dunne and Britney Theriot


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Portland Mercury Big Night Out A dark night of classic noir in the Broken City. by Marjorie Skinner 01/16/2013
Arkansas Times Joe schmo Mark Wahlberg doesn't bring anything to the bland 'Broken City.' by Sam Eifling 01/23/2013
Creative Loafing Atlanta Speakeasy: Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg Wahlberg and director Allen Hughes participated in a roundtable discussion about Broken City, and revealed plans for the highly-anticipated Entourage movie. by Leigh Anne Anderson 01/18/2013
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Colorado Springs Independent The big crapple: Broken City Even the best of what's on offer suffers from a frustrating under-poweredness. by MaryAnn Johanson 01/23/2013
The Coast Halifax Broken City Noir-ish, soap opera-ish, but not necessarily movie-ish by Molly Segal 01/17/2013

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