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Film Review: 'Broken City'

28 February 2013 5:58 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Whilst sadly stale in its overall delivery, there are still some delights to be found in Allen Hughes' fusion of political thriller with noir pot-boiler, Broken City (2013), which stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The New York of the film seethes with seediness, a hive of both corruption and vice. We open to Wahlberg's protag, Billy Taggart, standing trial for the murder of an African American teen. Seven years on, and the ex-cop is now a seedy private eye, taking snaps of unfaithful husbands and wives. The worm turns, and he is invited into the presence of Mayor Hostetler (Crowe), who aided Taggart seven years previously in his trial.

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