Friday, February 8, 2013

Broken City: Film Review

A sprawling 'Chinatown' wannabe, with it's A-list actors, it's now hard to trust them on what they can express on the film and the biggest disappointment could be from Russell Crowe, Crowe has been on a streak of dreadful films, films like Body of Lies, State of Play, Robin Hood, The Next Three Days, The Man With The Iron Fists and last month dreadful Les Miserables and that is coming from the star of L.A Confidential and Insider and yet a winner of Academy Award for Best Actor in 2000's Epic drama Gladiator, Mark Whalberg on the other hand has its up and down, The Fighter on 2010 which he was nominated for Best Actor at The Academy Awards, and 2012 is the downpour of him the January Release of heist film Contraband and that 'Ted' was seriously well made and now Broken City.

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor, Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force and the mayor's worst nightmare

Broken City is no where good, it's not that it has the biggest star and yet doesn't succedeed our expectation but it is on Allen Hughes horrible direction, don't get me wrong but Book of Eli was worth watching and worth every penny and he directed it with his twin Brother Alfred Hughes, and the script was an utter mess and the accountable would be Brian Tucker, this must have been his writing debut and it could have been forgivable.

It just don't succeed on any aspects, it fails to attain even performances, The Cinematography is an exception, wonderfully made, albeit it was lifeless and a dull film, It's full of twist and turns and too many plot twists, that make it confusing and making it ambitious, It's just attempt on being a neo-noir and it failed big time.

Broken City is Released here by February 6,2012 and it was released on January 18,2013 in U.S, but it doesn't save it from teases, And there by means that Broken City is a piece of Junk that is thrown on January and it was played well, It's just an adult drama that's lacking and Could bring slight suspense and by no means it wasn't awful but it was really a disgrace and a waste of time and a dime.

Broken City could have an all-star cast, Cast that could have Join Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve and this Year Movie 43, I Didn't completely hate the movie, but it's enjoyable to watch, but if you're on something that have quality and story then this don't fit you, and why the hell is Russell Crowe that tan?

1 out of 5 Stars


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