The cast across the board feels expertly chosen. Crowe proves he’s an especially effective villain when singing isn’t involved, and Wahlberg lands his zingers with a nice deadpan.
The cast […] help make this a watchable movie, but none of them can surmount the script’s flaws to make it memorable.
...the scenes between Russell Crowe as a powerful New York City mayor and Jeffrey Wright as the equally powerful police commissioner offer a special kind of satisfaction.
...you'll have a good time even when the screenplay is breaking bad.