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Broken City [Blu-ray] [2013]

3.9 out of 5 stars 135 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Directors: Allen Hughes
  • Format: PAL, Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jun. 2013
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BAQZDU0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,612 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Starring Academy Award ® Nominee Mark Wahlberg, Academy Award ® Winner Russell Crowe and Academy Award ® Winner Catherine Zeta Jones, Broken City is a fast paced, action thriller.

When disgraced cop turned private detective Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) is hired by NYC’s mayor (Crowe) to tail his wife (Zeta-Jones), he uncovers a city-wide conspiracy of corruption, sex, and murder.

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Producer and star Mark Wahlberg has attracted an impressive cast to Broken City, a film from director Allen Hughes. A mix of politics and crime thriller, Wahlberg himself stars as detective caught in the midst of a murky case, that brings him into the world of the Mayor of New York, played by Russell Crowe. Also in the ensemble are Catherine Zeta-Jones and the always-watchable Jeffrey Wright. When it comes to acting talent, you're not being short-changed here, and much of the fun is in watching the cast at work.

Where Broken City does stumble is in making the most of it all. For a film potentially dense in political intrigue and shady characters, it's the script that lets the side down a little. There's a real sense that there are more potent ingredients here than the final cut of the movie suggests, and that it doesn't commit hard enough to the story it's trying to tell and what it's trying to put across. That said, it's still an enjoyable movie you're getting here, that zips along and easily entertains. It's just one that doesn't fully fulfil its potential. Worth a watch, though. --Jon Foster

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must admit I was all set to give the film a score of 3 stars, however the
final third rescued it some.
the main story starts during a election campaign in which the long-term
mayor 'Nicholas Hostetler' has some catching up to do, the corrupt official
isn't to bothered how it's achieved in truth.
he hires a private eye 'Billy Taggart' who years before he had saved from
certain imprisonment on a murder charge, he offers 'Billy' 50.000 dollars
to gather evidence against his wife who he claims is having an affair,
it's a lot of money to 'Billy' right now, so he accepts the job.
however the Mayor isn't being truthful of his motives, after a killing
'Billy's' client loyalty becomes a matter of conscience, he feels he's
been played.
a superb cast-list, sadly the film struggles to hold ones attention early
on, it seems a long wait before the film becomes a whole lot more interesting,
and the plot unfolds.
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blinding film
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Great film!
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Sad really. The film had a great cast and each of them turn in great performances the trouble is the story; it is nothing new and very slow paced. Mark Wahlberg plays Bobby an officer who took the law into his own hands and killed a rapist. The film starts off in the court room. Bobby is found not guilty but told by the soon to be mayor Russel Crowe, he might not be going to prison but he is done as a cop. 7 years later Bobby now working as a private eye is hired by the Mayor, to follow his wife. Bobby discovers he is being set up to take the fall in a political plot. To be honest the highlight of the film for me was Bobby talking to his clients for money and smacking around an actor at a party. The pace and story really let this film down unfortunately.
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By David P TOP 100 REVIEWER on 28 April 2014
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This is a good solid story of politics, police, and corruption, and the twists kept us engaged to the end, although as others have mentioned the sound is not brilliant, in some parts the dialogue was hard to hear, particularly Crowe who often seems rather mumbly to me. Not bad though.
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Not my usual genre. I tend to keep away from this kind of cops type movie. This one had plenty of intrigue and was a little slow at the start but I liked the moodiness and contrasts of low and high life's. Overall it was good. Not too sure about yet another sex over the table scene, even though it was tastefully distanced. It was entertaining towards the end to find out exactly who did the cuckolding.
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Russell Crowe is always impressive, I can only remember one film in which I was disappointed and that was Virtuosity, in which Denzel Washington and Crowe were both totally wasted, it was not a good film at all in my opinion.

In this we have him as the bad guy, he does good guy or bad guy with equal effortless skill and presence.

Mark Wahlberg I feel is an underrated actor, usually carries the tough guy and hero (or sometimes anti-hero) role convincingly I think. His comic timing in the two Ted films show another talent that he doesn't often get to use.

The story isn't earth-shattering by any means, corrupt politician plot, but the two actors do a fabulous job and I have loved it both times that I've seen it. Definitely give it a go.
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There are some solid acting performances in this contemporary noir drama about political corruption in New York. Russell Crowe is suitably menacing as Mayor Hostetler ruthlessly plotting to stay in office, and using former cop turned private investigator Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) to spy on his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who he suspects is having an affair. It is election time and everybody is on the edge since everybody has something to hide. However, despite the stunning cinematography giving the film a sense of style and quality, the screenplay has a formulaic quality resulting in a predictable narrative. The storytelling lacks the vibrancy one would associate with modern politics and perhaps if the movie had been set in the mid-20th century the film would have a greater authenticity. I am pleased to have watched it but will not be doing so again.
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