Broken City
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In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe). Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force and the mayor's worst nightmare. (c) Fox

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a local-government corruption thriller that doesn't care about logic or consistency or the people watching it."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Most of the roles are so ambiguous you end up scratching your head in the final reel, and some of the loose ends are so irrelevant they seem to have ended up on the cutting-room floor."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Broken City is passable, occasionally entertaining but ultimately uninspiring."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"It is predictable procedural fodder - you can see the "twists" coming a mile away - but done with enough conviction to paper over the plot holes and cliches."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"A solidly old-fashioned crime thriller that ploughs the familiar furrow of cops, crooks and corruption in New York City."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Somewhere in here there's a cogent, timely attack on the links between business and politics."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"What follows is not a review; it's an long (illustrated!) spoiler."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"A complete mess, this drama is packed with sophomoric political ideas, unfocused storylines and inane dialogue."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"It has ideas and, in places, verve, but it can't help but feel like a pretty standard thriller with some big names rather erroneously attached"
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"Welcome to the broken city... where honorable anti-heroes with dark pasts can get double-crossed and mixed up with good guys who're really bad guys... where doing the right thing will put you IN TOO DEEP. It's a drag to be here."
‑ Dave White,
"If you're in the mood for some slick trash featuring great actors slumming it without phoning it in, "Broken City" is a crackling good time."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"The picture comes out swinging with both a conscience and a set of brass knuckles; it also features a Russell Crowe who doesn't, thankfully, sing. What's not to love?"
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"the screenplay, filled with hackneyed implausibilities and trite characterization, constantly lets everyone down"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"Alarm bells started ringing when every terse exchange proved chuckle worthy."
‑ Tony Stamp,
"Aside from feeling bemused and confused by the end, the web of deceit that's presented is not even vaguely believable."
‑ Ed Gibbs, The Sun Herald
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