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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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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Another January dud. Broken City drops hot-shot actors in a quicksand of clichés and watches them sink. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's never boring, but it lacks a cumulative impact. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    It tries to be a moody thriller, but cliched dialogue and too many coincidences make for a predictable and hackneyed film. show more

  • 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)

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Drew Taylor on Jan 17th, 2013 11:07AM

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 Jan 7th, 2013 8:36AM

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...

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

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 28th, 2011 5:05PM

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...

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