Broken City
Broken City (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 30, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
28%
Flixster
User Score
41%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Broken City's thinly sketched, formulaic script offers meager rewards for all but the least demanding noir aficionados.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

It's a local-government corruption thriller that doesn't care about logic or consistency or the people watching it.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Broken City is passable, occasionally entertaining but ultimately uninspiring.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Somewhere in here there's a cogent, timely attack on the links between business and politics.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

What follows is not a review; it's an autopsy...one long (illustrated!) spoiler.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A complete mess, this drama is packed with sophomoric political ideas, unfocused storylines and inane dialogue.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

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.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Film.com

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?

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Bill Gibron
Film Racket

the screenplay, filled with hackneyed implausibilities and trite characterization, constantly lets everyone down

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Nothing special. Note to Russell...don't sign for a movie with Mark Wahlberg in it. It will bring you down...
Everett Johnson
Ever since I saw the first trailer for this I've thought "man that looks like a damn good movie". "Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, this… More
Chris Weber
Directed by one half of the Hughes Brothers, this is the story of one man's shot at redemption and revenge in the wake of corruption treachery. It had a… More
Josh Lewis
Broken City is an undeniably intriguing and entertaining film, but the plot becomes muddled and messy by the end because there are too many plot twists in short… More
Bruce Bruce
Entertaining but very flawed political thriller about a private eye (Mark Wahlberg) who was thrown off the NYC police force but gets a major job when the Mayor… More
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