Not a Complete Wreck: Broken City Reviewed


Movies & Television
Broken City is for indiscriminating Mark Wahlberg fans—and for those who prefer Russell Crowe when he's not bursting into song. The film screened after WW press deadlines. The verdict? Passable.Critic's Grade: C+Mark Wahlberg has a rare (and marketable) quality: He remains likable even when his films are not. Viewers have seen enough of his work and know enough of his backstory to feel ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

All the President's Bloggers: State of Play Reviewed

Both State of Play and 17 Again were screened on Tuesday night two hours after WW print deadlines, timing which is especially incongruous in the case of the first movie. I could only attend one showing, so a review of Zac Efron will have to wait until Monday. Meanwhile, here's… State of Play The only way the new Russell Crowe picture could appeal more brazenly to the print journalists ...   More
Friday, April 17, 2009 AARON MESH

Saving Private Robin: Robin Hood Reviewed

The new Russell-Crowe-with-a-bow movie Robin Hood screened two hours after WW's press deadlines, and lasted approximately 457 hours. Robin Hood WW Critic's Score: 34 I can't think of a spectacle director from the last 30 years less suitable to the company of Merry Men than Ridley Scott. (Darren Aronofsky, maybe.) Whatever you make of Scott's trajectory from Alien to American Gangster (to ...   More
Thursday, May 13, 2010 AARON MESH


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