In case the title didn't give it away, Broken City is full of dodgy politicians doing dodgy shit and the ringleader is Russell Crowe and his distractingly tanned face. Crowe plays the Mayor of New York who takes a break from an impending election to hire a disgraced former cop to spy on his wife and capture evidence of her infidelity. Apart from Crowe's baffling animal metaphors and scratchy American accent there's really nothing going on in Broken City because it's all so typical and boring. Politicians are corrupt. Yeah, and? In the end I was forced to entertain myself by trying to figure out what the hell Catherine Zeta-Jones has done to her face. 43? Fuck off.
The second most hilarious part of Mark Wahlberg's appearance on BBC1's talk show was when he tried to compare this ineffective and pointless film to classics such as Chinatown, The French Connection and All the President's Men. Red wine makes you delusional, kids.