In a performance both volatile and graceful, Al Pacino reteams with 'Sea Of Love' director Harold Becker as New York Mayor John Pappas in 'City Hall', a savvy thriller that's the first film ever shot inside the lower Manhattan structure which is ground zero for the city's government. That and other NYC locations provide the vivid settings as an idealistic mayoral aide (John Cusack) follows a trail of subversion and cover-up that may loop back to the man he serves and reveres.
The filming is good with great shots of New York. The acting is OK though there was a lot of dialogue I had to rewind because I didn't get it first time, possibly an accent problem. The plot was difficult to follow but not that compelling. There are layers of political corruption, well, untrustworthy politicians who would guess it?