Written February 02, 2013
My husband and I just got back from watching the matinee viewing of Broken City. Though we somewhat enjoyed it while watching, I think perhaps it was because we were anticipating the movie developing into more than it was.
It is a story told a hundred times before with characters seen in countless movies. Wahlberg is a far better actor than we saw in this movie. I was unimpressed albeit mainly due to the boring character he played. Zeta-Jones' character could have been played by any actress. Neither her level of talent nor her exquisite beauty was required for her character to be adequately portrayed. Her talent was wasted. Crowe was totally unbelievable, perhaps due mostly to the ridiculous haircut his makeup artist decided was right for him. (No man with that haircut would EVER be elected mayor of ANY city. lol) Pepper. a highly underrated actor, stands alone as the only exceptional performance in the movie. Too bad he didn't have a bigger role.
Wait for the DVD.
Written January 28, 2013
Enjoyed the realistic use of greed, political corruption, weak moral character, and the difficulty of recognizing, even among friends and colleagues, those that use and misuse their friends, acquaintances and positions and those that finally respond to truth and the greater good.
My friend and I enjoyed a long conversation following the movie. It stimulated several areas of disagreements and agreements.
The characters were believable and well played.
Written January 24, 2013
I liked this film a lot. Wahlberg gives an excellent performance. This movie has a good Perry Mason type plot that keeps you guessing who is the real bad guy. I thought the director did a fine job of keeping the story moving along at a good pace. I never lost interest throughout the film; which is a major plus for me during any movie that I see. This one is well worth your time and money.
Written January 23, 2013
If you like movies that keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat then you will really enjoy this movie. This is a great action packed movie and Mark Wahlberg does a great job.
Written January 27, 2013
It was very predicatble and seemed to feed off of classic Walberg movies with a lot less action and not enough intrique to make up for it. Actors were great but the script was weak.. Directing was just above adequate.