And everything in New York ain’t always what it seems
You might get fooled if you come from out of town
But I’m down by law and I know my way around”
Grandmaster Flash said it best about the Big Apple and Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crow are at the core of all the deceit and treachery in “Broken City.” This modern noir film is full of corruption with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right up until the end.
Russell Crowe plays a corrupt mayor with hidden motives trying to get re-elected and Mark Wahlberg is a disenfranchised, ex-cop turned private detective trying to stay above water and keep his relationship alive.
Russell Crowe is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones who, for lack of a better way to say it, utterly despises her husband. Crowe hires Walhberg’s character, Billy Taggart to follow her and find out who she is sleeping with. Of course, he offers Billy more money than he has seen all year so he takes the case and things spiral out of control from there.
There is plenty of backstabbing, double-crossing and elusive answers to questions that will keep you guessing, “just what is going on here“. Grandmaster Flash nailed it with his lyric, “And everything in New York ain’t always what it seems” and Broken City is a perfect example of this.
The movie is directed by Allen Hughes and stars Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Martinez and Kyle Chandler.
Now you can watch this movie anytime, anywhere as it is available on Digital HD a full 3 weeks prior to the DVD release. Head over to iTunes now to download this thriller and see if YOU can figure it all out before the credits roll.