Metacritic Movie Ratings
Broken City Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    The truth is that we're way past being outraged by these sorts of Crimes of the One Percent, not because they don't happen, but because the real version is so much more interesting.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    It tries to be a moody thriller, but cliched dialogue and too many coincidences make for a predictable and hackneyed film.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Would have made for a fine film noir 60 years ago but feels rather contrived and unbelievable in the setting of contemporary New York.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The only reason to see this dreary parade of deception and venality is Mark Wahlberg's performance as a disgraced ex-cop caught up in the thick of menacing events he can't understand. It's striking how this tightly focused actor can find his own firmly grounded reality in the falsest of surroundings.

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