Broken City was so bland I can barely recall the flavor. Perhaps I was tapped out on political thrillers after watching House of Cards and The Killing. Wahlberg, Crowe, and Catherine Zeta Jones all portrayed their boring characters admirably while the story lumbered on around them. You’ll forget this film while the credits are still rolling.
The plot progressed in an overly structured (i.e. predictable) series of events, similar to a cabin-in-the-woods slasher film. Some scenes displayed artistic camera work, almost certainly borrowed from the source comic, but overused conspiracy theory and trite dream sequences delivered a truly drab film.