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Broken City Reviews

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November 25, 2019
Overall, Broken City is an average thriller with equally indifferent performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 6, 2018
All in all, it's just an above-average thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 1, 2018
The story lacks any real sense of surprise or ingenuity, and the characters are so cookie-cutter that you can sense where pretty much every major player is going.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
August 23, 2018
Fun moments hang in the rafters, fading into the side streets of Broken City as Hughes attempts to coerce us into taking him seriously as an innovative director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 20, 2017
The two central performances ultimately save the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2017
Even the presence of Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe can't save Broken City, which simply succeeds in making all its characters look silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 6, 2016
Broken City may not be the most original film, but it's a good-looking and lightly entertaining one.
April 9, 2016
The essence of "Broken City" is forgettable, and that's its only strength. Once it's over, you won't be bothered to think about it ever again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 6, 2014
It's a local-government corruption thriller that doesn't care about logic or consistency or the people watching it.
October 5, 2013
Broken City is passable, occasionally entertaining but ultimately uninspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2013
A complete mess, this drama is packed with sophomoric political ideas, unfocused storylines and inane dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
April 22, 2013
the screenplay, filled with hackneyed implausibilities and trite characterization, constantly lets everyone down
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2013
It is predictable procedural fodder - you can see the "twists" coming a mile away - but done with enough conviction to paper over the plot holes and cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2013
It has ideas and, in places, verve, but it can't help but feel like a pretty standard thriller with some big names rather erroneously attached
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2013
Alarm bells started ringing when every terse exchange proved chuckle worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2013
A solidly old-fashioned crime thriller that ploughs the familiar furrow of cops, crooks and corruption in New York City.
March 11, 2013
Welcome to the broken city... where honorable anti-heroes with dark pasts can get double-crossed and mixed up with good guys who're really bad guys... where doing the right thing will put you IN TOO DEEP. It's a drag to be here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 10, 2013
Aside from feeling bemused and confused by the end, the web of deceit that's presented is not even vaguely believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 7, 2013
Acting drunk looks easy but its certainly not. So when Wahlberg hits the bottle, we are treated to what must be the most laughable screen lush in cinema history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
March 5, 2013
In the end, the cards fall roughly where you'd expect them to in a clichéd thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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