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See The Big Picture: Trailer For 'Broken City' Starring Mark Wahlberg & Russell Crowe

by Kevin Jagernauth
October 4, 2012 12:46 PM
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So, is this another generic, urban thriller with Mark Wahlberg doing his burned out leading man thing, or something more? The January release date says one thing, the enticing lead turn by Russell Crowe says another, but see for yourself in the first trailer for "Broken City."

Directed by Allen Hughes and co-starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Kyle Chandler, Ambyr Childers and Griffin Dunne, the story follows an ex-cop thrown off the force after shooting a 16-year-old kid. Eight years later he's tasked by the mayor of New York City (Crowe) to look into his wife's infidelity (Zeta-Jones), but he uncovers something far more sinister. But the mayor holds his past over his head as he figures out how get untangled from the situation. On the one hand, the Kanye West-powered trailer suggests a pretty rote genre exercise, while the material could find something more layered beneath the surface. Where does it fall? Our guess it's the former, but hopefully elevated by what looks like some pretty solid turns (even if Wahlberg can do this kind of stuff in his sleep).

"Broken City" gets repaired on January 18, 2013.

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  • Yod | October 5, 2012 12:17 AMReply

    A Kanye West song? Really? They're not gettin' my money.

  • d | October 5, 2012 1:31 AM

    Kinda overreacting, don't you think?

  • jess | October 4, 2012 1:43 PMReply

    He wasn't bad in The Fighter but other than that Wahlberg is such a bad actor, he pretty much has the same worried expression in the whole trailer.

  • Cougar | October 4, 2012 12:59 PMReply

    Zeta-Jones in full cougar mode here, yikes

  • yeah | October 4, 2012 12:53 PMReply

    what the hell is that bring sally up song? i cant for the life of me remember...lil help

  • Christa | October 8, 2012 8:02 PM

    Bring Sally Up by Moby - also in Gone in 60 Seconds.

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