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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Mark Wahlberg
Russell Crowe
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Kyle Chandler
Barry Pepper
Directors
Allen Hughes
Screenwriters
Brian Tucker
Running Time
109 minutes

Broken City
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Plot
On the eve of a close election, the Mayor of New York (Crowe) hires cop-turned-private eye Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) to investigate his wife’s (Zeta-Jones) suspected infidelity. But is she screwing someone else, or plotting to screw her husband out of re-election?


Verdict
If this ‘power corrupts’ potboiler had been made in the 1990s — with, say, Andy Garcia, Gene Hackman and Kim Basinger — it would already have felt old-fashioned. Forget it, Jake, it’s no Chinatown.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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