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Broken City

Broken City
  • 2013
  • US
  • 109 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Allen Hughes
  • Written by: Brian Tucker
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • UK release: 1 March 2013

Washed-up private investigator Taggart (Wahlberg) is drawn into a web of corruption when the Mayor (Crowe) hires him to investigate his (the Mayor's) wife. Over-complicated but sporadically effective noir, with a smart plot marred by slack characterisation and weird directorial decisions.

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Broken City

11 Feb 20133 stars

A flawed but watchable political noir starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe

Allen Hughes, who along with his brother Albert, made such bold, flawed, feisty works as Menace II Society, Dead Presidents and From Hell, makes his first solo fiction outing with this over-complicated but sporadically effective contemporary…

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