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BROKEN CITY Movie Review

Thursday, January 17th, 2013




The biggest surprise of this flick is how Director Allen Hughes (one half of the Hughes Brothers – Menace II Society,1993) portrays The Big Apple (New York City) in a very “Gotham-City-esque” sorta’ way with a more sophisticated form of villain and a more realistic type of imperfect hero that people can actually relate to. This is what makes Broken City stand out in the onslaught of recent action films. It basically takes the comic book hero idea/plot and plays it out in a real-world sorta’ way. Consequently, I think viewers will appreciate the not-so-typical style of film that Allen Hughes brings to a very typical genre.

I think it’s worth noting that the talented actors may not have been fully utilized to their greatest potential, but they all gave great performances. Having said this, the story didn’t quite come together the way I hoped with such a talented line up. One could imagine that with names such as Russell Crowe, Katherine Zeta-Jones and Mark Wahlberg amongst the ‘A-listers’, attached to the project, the story would be tweaked to perfection. Nevertheless, the characters in which they played were as interesting as it gets in Hollywood. Certainly worth mentioning are two performances in particular that were great to watch: The interaction between the characters played by Crowe and Zeta-Jones…Class-A performances! And secondly, the character played by Miami’s hometown native and relatively newcomer, Natalie Martinez (Death Race, 2008) and her steamy on-screen performance. She played Wahlberg’s girlfriend and nailed the part like a true Hollywood Diva and veteran. I guess one could say that the real reason she nailed the performance was because her character was not a far stretch (A young sexy starlet wannabe, trying to make it big in Hollywood), but at the risk of my being a bit biased, I would say her eye-candy appeal certainly didn’t hurt the film.  READ FULL BROKEN CITY REVIEW >>

BROKEN CITY Film Trailer

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Here is the trailer from 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film BROKEN CITY. The movie is directed by Allen Hughes, starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler.

BROKEN CITY opens in theaters January 18, 2013.