'Broken City' Review: Tangled Political Web Gets Snarled in This Wobbly Thriller

Let us mourn anew the death of Sidney Lumet, the master filmmaker behind such classic,  New York movies as the gritty "Dog Day Afternoon," "Serpico" and "Prince of the City." His is a voice that is sorely missed in American movies, never more so than when we get subjected to something like "Broken City," a movie with Lumet-ian aspirations which, like the corrupt NYC mayor at its center, can barely handle the weight of its own ambitions.



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