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Broken City

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Former cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) sees a chance at redemption for past sins when New York City's Mayor Nicolas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) calls on him for a special job. Hostetler thinks his wife, Cathleen (Catherine Zeta-Jones), is having an affair and that it may hurt his chances for re-election. However, a bigger scandal than expected pulls in Billy right at the start of his investigation. Double-crossed by the mayor, Billy begins a relentless quest for justice.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Russell Crowe , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Jeffrey Wright , Barry Pepper , Kyle Chandler , Natalie Martinez , Alona Tal

Director: Allen Hughes

Genres: Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Broken City (2013)

Release Date: January 18th, 2013|1 hr. 48 min.

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fan reviews ( 20 )
  • Another January dud. Broken City drops hot-shot actors in a quicksand of clichés and watches them sink. show more

  • 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 thick of menacing events he can't understand. It's striking how this tightly focused actor can find his own firmly grounded reality in the falsest of surroundings. show more

  • Wahlberg does what Wahlberg does, bringing muscular conviction to his troubled, tough-guy role. The city may be broken, but the movie star's formula is working fine. show more

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  • May 10, 2013 Sir Raymond
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    Thought it was a pretty good movie. A lot of twists and turns, but it all makes sense in the end. Wahlberg is at his best, though Crowe has def. been better !

  • February 13, 2013 pmd3942
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    Deent movie!! The girl playing Mark\'s sec\'y is a future star !!!

  • February 09, 2013 mrsneilan
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    Husband and I were transfixed with so many twists and turns. Will see again; good plot and acting.

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Best Political Corruption Movies: From 'JFK' To 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (VIDEOS)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on January 17, 2013

This Friday, "Broken City," the new Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe political thriller, opens nationwide. The tale of a low rent private detective (Wahlberg), hired by an unscrupulous mayor (Crowe) on the...

'Broken City' Clip: Mark Wahlberg Dresses His Wounds (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on January 7, 2013

There's no fooling Mark Wahlberg, a NYC detective -- and concerned boyfriend -- in the upcoming "Broken City."The film from Albert Hughes ("The Book of Eli") follows Wahlberg's Billy Taggart as he att...

Kyle Chandler Joins Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in 'Broken City'

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on November 28, 2011

Another recognizable face has just signed onto the Allen Hughes-directed 'Broken City.' Kyle Chandler, best known for his Emmy-winning role on the TV show 'Friday Night Lights,' has been cast in the u...

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