Broken City – 2013
Director Allen Hughes
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Natalie Martinez, Kyle Chandler, Griffin Dunne, James Ransone
Screenplay Brian Tucker
All that acting talent. What I wouldn’t give to see Jeffrey Wright win an Oscar one day. Russell Crowe with a politician’s haircut. Barry Pepper with a mullet. Catherine Zeta-Jones playing a woman who marries well. Kyle Chandler once more not playing a leading man. Griffin Dunne at his most violent since An American Werewolf in London. Mark Wahlberg taking the reins on a film and pushing the budget from anticipated $60 million to a scant $35 million. They spent too much. If you have seen the trailer for this movie, you have seen the entire film. And it’s not because the folks who cut the trailer gave away any secrets. There are no secrets.
So, for those who want to save time, here it is:
(** out of *****)