From the very first scene 'Broken City' demands your undivided attention but rewards it richly. It's a fast-paced and engaging thriller with twists aplenty - well worth the price of your ticket and popcorn.
What's it about?
New York police detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is arrested after he kills a rape suspect let off by a faulty justice system. He's pardoned but loses his job at the police department. Seven years later, he works as a private eye digging up dirt about unfaithful husband and wives for their suspicious spouses. Out of the blue, he's summoned by mayor Hostetler (Russell Crowe) who wants his wife Cathleen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) tailed. But soon discovers that this isn't a black and white case of a jealous husband and his philandering first lady. He must now race against time to set things right before the city votes for a new mayor.
Crowe and Zeta-Jones deliver the goods, supported ably by performances by Barry Pepper and Kyle Chandler. On the other hand, Wahlberg recycles expressions we've seen countless times before. The plot also features a number of twists that will keep you at the edge of your seat, but some of the side character's back stories seem like pointless inclusions.
What to do?
Though hardly standout fare, 'Broken City' is a thrill-a-minute entertainer from start to finish. Go watch it.
in.com rating: 3.5/5
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