If your film involves a tough-talking private eye who is hired to investigate an extramarital affair involving one of the city’s major power players, and he ends up discovering layer after layer of political corruption along the way, you’re begging to be compared to Roman Polanski’s noir masterpiece Chinatown
. That’s the very high bar director Allen Hughes sets for himself with Broken City
Mark Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggart, a New York City private gumshoe struggling to get his deadbeat clients to pay when he gets a call from Mayor Hostetler -- played with welcome gusto by Russell Crowe. His Honor remembers Billy from seven years ago when, as ...