Broken City **/4 – a movie review by James Berardinelli

March 7, 2013 by James Berardinelli - Reelviews
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Broken City? More appropriately, Broken Movie.

There’s an old multiplex proverb that goes something like this: “Beware ye movies opening in January that star A-list actors.” Broken City illustrates the wisdom of those words. This mess of a motion picture was accorded a mid-January release date because it was too high profile to jettison directly to home video. So the producers elected to go the landfill route: dump it into the cinematic trash heap that represents the post-Oscar bait landscape and then move it quietly to DVD a few months later. Along the way, a quote whore might even be impressed enough to give up a line or two for the jacket.

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