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Broken City

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

January 18, 2013

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Allen Hughes

Starring :

Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kyle Chandler, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..whether the core flaw lies in the script or is the result of overly aggressive editing, the final result is offers only sporadic glimpses of the compelling thriller Broken City fails to evolve into..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..wants to get heavy about politics and corruption, but all it's really saying is: 'Twas ever thus..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
1.5 of 4

“..this is a broken movie..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 5

“..the whole thing feels sloppily unfocused..”
by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..the city may be broken, but the movie star's formula is working fine..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4

“..it's a hallmark of this slightly-better-than-average thriller that it is missing some of the requisite thrills..”
by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]
2 of 4

“..is in serious need of repair. And with all the talent involved, it's all the more disappointing..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2 of 4

“..is a fractured movie..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..feels rather contrived and unbelievable in the setting of contemporary New York..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..Crowe is the best thing in Allen Hughes's cluttered, formulaic thriller, which is to say he's enjoyably terrible..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..blandly made and quickly forgotten thrillers..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..an evocative and over-ambitious title for a so-so political potboiler that wants to be a gritty..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]

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