City Hall (1996)

220px-City_hall_ver1By Scott Goldfine

New York politics are thrown into a whirlwind after a police officer, a mobster’s son and an innocent child are killed in a shootout in this lukewarm drama starring Al Pacino as the city’s mayor. More bodies begin piling up as the forthright deputy major (John Cusack) unravels the corruption that led to the shooting.

The film builds some intrigue, but is ultimately more fizzle than sizzle. Also stars Bridget FondaDanny Aiello and Martin Landau. Rated R.

GRADE: C+

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