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Broken City Reviews

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March 1, 2013
Wahlberg and Crowe. Together at last. So overwhelming. Can't breathe for testosterone. Can't even write complete sentences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 1, 2013
When it comes to long-form tales of political intrigue, television serials are fast encroaching on cinema's patch, and if this very ordinary thriller is the best Hollywood can do, it might as well cede the whole territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2013
When a high-powered cast like this is gathered, you have the right to expect more than mundanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2013
Although Broken City promises more than is ultimately delivered, it remains an easy to indulge in thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
It doesn't really ring true but it's fun and well performed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
A wannabe Chinatown that looks as if it has been lying on a dusty shelf for three decades.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 28, 2013
Without the foundation of a strong script, there is nothing that could be done to fix Broken City.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2013
It's stolid, it's dogged, it knows where it's going. Back and forth around the same old scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2013
A thin plot is taken further than it wants to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2013
There's a frustrating lack of depth to the script, so it never quite manages to exert an emotional grip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2013
Top cast, terrible script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 27, 2013
Broken City opens solid and closes solid, and is engaging for those looking for a slickly made and well-acted Saturday night crime suspenser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2013
I wouldn't call it gripping, but it's compelling enough to make you keep watching - and the performances lift a script which could be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 26, 2013
Somewhere in here there's a cogent, timely attack on the links between business and politics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2013
We've seen all this before, and done much better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 25, 2013
Even though it reminds you of any number of other, better pulpy variations on this theme, it's pretty watchable and at least Crowe doesn't get to sing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2013
Forget it, Jake, it's no Chinatown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2013
The movie is thoroughly entertaining. But it is entertaining in a way that, though you enjoy each scene on its own, after it's over and you think of the work as a whole, you can't help but be less than impressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2013
An excellent cast, but what a turkey. "Broken City" wallows in its terrible plotting.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 11, 2013
Forgive some misconceived scenes and weird directorial decisions, and there's enough charisma and intrigue onscreen for a decent wallow in wickedness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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