• Released
  • January 18, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 1,396 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) goes to war against New York's corrupt mayor (Russell Crowe).

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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Wahlberg does what Wahlberg does, bringing muscular conviction to his troubled, tough-guy role. The city may be broken, but the movie...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The truth is that we're way past being outraged by these sorts of Crimes of the One Percent, not because they don't happen, but because the...
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
As an investigation into American municipal corruption, Broken City is, well, damaged. But as an opportunity for hard-boiled types to trade...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As the implausibilities and conspiracies and double-crosses pile up, Broken City paints itself into a corner. A plot can be confusing as...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Would have made for a fine film noir 60 years ago but feels rather contrived and unbelievable in the setting of contemporary New York.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It tries to be a moody thriller, but cliched dialogue and too many coincidences make for a predictable and hackneyed film.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's never boring, but it lacks a cumulative impact.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There is no urgency, and little honesty, to the convoluted goings-on unfolding here.
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Another January dud. Broken City drops hot-shot actors in a quicksand of clichés and watches them sink.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The only reason to see this dreary parade of deception and venality is Mark Wahlberg's performance as a disgraced ex-cop caught up in the...
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Rated R | For Some Sexual Content, Pervasive Language and Violence
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Political thriller mixes violence, language, drinking, sex.
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