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1.0 out of 5 stars Loving Crowes tan..., 15 Nov 2013
This review is from: Broken City [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region A] (Blu-ray)
Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of a rapist, the Mayor and the Chief of Police cover important evidence and Billy is cleared.

Seven years later, Billy is a private detective, and during the week of the elections, The Mayor offers Billy $50,000 to investigate his wife Cathleen because he believes she is having an affair.

But soon the double crosses start, and the guy who was thought to be having a tryst with the mayors wife, is found dead......

This film looked solid stuff, Crowe as Mayor, and Wahlberg as his gopher, with an impressive support, twelve years ago, this would have made a killing at the box office.

Alas, its convoluted, and the story is poor. If they had just made it a little simpler, like Crowe going nuts and murdering his wife, rather than cover up after cover up, it would have been predictable, but simple and enjoyable.

But no, we get Wahlberg, falling off the wagon, Crowe being sinister, Wright being quiet yet threatening, Pepper crying, and Zeta Jone playing femme fatale.

It doesn't work, and even though the leas put in good performance, you could see the outcome of this coming a mile off, as it was done so much better, and so many times in the nineties.

Yes it looks good, but for a film that is supposed to be an intelligent thriller, its just not enough.
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