City Hall
City Hall (1996)

This tragic drama explores the rotten core of Big Apple city politics. The city's naïve, idealistic deputy mayor and his more flamboyant boss attempt to unravel a complicated tangle of lies, corruption and bureaucracy after a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 16, 1996
DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Kroll

Its chief pleasure is the acting of the big cast, notably Pacino. At 55, he has a haggard, life-wrestling beauty and a street eloquence that has more innocence than De Niro and more sincerity than Nicholson.

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Michael Dequina

Has all the ingredients for a solid drama but instead comes out a half-baked disappointment.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

A watchable but never pulsating portrait of mayoral wheeling-dealing.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Convincing drama about the moral ambiguity of contemporary politics.

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Rob Gonsalves

An ambitious but unsatisfying meditation on the morality of power.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
More like Shitty Hall.
Henrik Schunk
I have to say, I do like my political thrillers like the next person, but human interest and direct emotional connection must always be the primary concern of a… More
Stephen Skudlarek
Not terrible...just not that good. I enjoy the portrait of New York City that City Hall creates, but this film really just drags towards its second half. It… More
Mike T.
The acting is fairly good all around in this solid suspense film, but the script is a little too uninvolving to rise above a level of mediocrity. Pacino is… More