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The Town

34 Ratings: 2.8
A 2010 movie directed by Ben Affleck.

The Town is a 2010 action crime thriller film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck that is based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010 to rave reviews, with Rotten … see full wiki

Director: Ben Affleck
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 17 September 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
23 reviews about The Town
review by . September 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Good Direction and Characters 'MAKE
Ok….last time I saw Ben Affleck on camera was when I saw the romantic drama “He’s Just Not That Into You” but my memory is forever tainted with memories of him playing opposite J-Lo in the movie “Gigli“ (which I haven‘t seen up to this day). I was never “pro-Affleck” nor was I an “anti-Affleck”; however, I do know that he has some storytelling skills as he co-wrote “Good Will Hunting” and despite several plot missteps …
review by . December 28, 2010
Let's get one thing out of the way, lest I upset the Affleck fanboys: The Town is not a good movie. And not just because the trailer looked interesting but completely misled the audience. I'm glad they gave Victor Garber a job, even briefly, since he'd probably be behind on his rent otherwise (and we know from Pretty Woman what happens then).   In case you don't know, it's about a bank robber doing "one last job" as a romance develops with a woman - previously …
review by . January 06, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Boo to Affleck!
The story is about robbers and robberies in Charlestown. The premise that the story is based on is not a healthy one; at least for me it is not.       Now, if I had been robbed and saw with my own eyes my colleague being hit in the head (and possibly died from it too) and then to be taken as a hostage, I'd have undergone an experience where I need to see my psychiatrist with immediate effect!            And yet, 4 days later, Claire …
review by . November 09, 2010
With GONE, BABY, GONE, Ben Affleck announced himself as a very capable director. It was a riveting film (even if it had some rather melodramatic turns…more the fault of author Dennis Lehane), and showed an excellent feel for working with actors. With THE TOWN, Affleck has stepped up his game another notch.    Very little that's truly new happens in THE TOWN. It tells the story of a small band of bank robbers, the cop who seeks them, and how the leader of the gang wants to get …
review by . December 03, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
When Ben Affleck's acting career began to go down the toilet he found a new calling when he directed Gone Baby Gone.  Directing.  If there was one thing we all discovered about Ben Affleck, it was that he was a competent director who knows what he's doing.  The Town shows that there are times when he can be rather meticulous.  The Town is a good movie in many respects, mostly because it focuses on characters more so than anything else.  That's also one o the …
review by . May 02, 2011
I so badly wanted to love this movie, but all I did was like it. I was also kind of wary because I know the history Ben Affleck has with movies (especially with his amount of razzie nominations) and I wasn't even aware of the existence of Gone Baby Gone until this movie was released. The Town definitely shows that what Ben Affleck doesn't know about acting, he certainly knows about directing, and this proves that Ben is a director to be reckoned with. Despite odd and slow pacing and a somewhat …
review by . April 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A neighborhood in Boston called Charlestown is well known because it has the most number of armed robbers in the U.S. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan (Slaine), and Desmond Elden (Owen Burke) are all robbers living in this neighborhood. Doug and James are like brothers to each other, as the Coughlin family basically took Doug in since his mother died when he was young. The four together are very succesful bank robbers; however, one bank …
review by . December 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
2 1/2 Stars: this is not the town for me
Ben Affleck has never had it easy in Hollywood  he has had one of the roughest  careers of any actor I know and yet even tough times have been rough for him he always finds some way to bounce back  into the  limelight  and restore his image. In 2006 Affleck revived his fledgling career  with a Golden Globe nominated turn in Allen Coulter’s directorial debut "Hollywoodland"(2006) which had Affleck playing a washed up actor  named George Reeves(the …
review by . April 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
When looking for a good heist film I also try to look for something that will either have me on the edge of my seat or something strong actors that the characters keep me entertained.  The Town is a film that gives you a handful of shining moments with it's characters and just enough suspense and action to keep you from walking out of the theater.      I will admit that the film does achieve it's goal of entertaining an audience, because I truly was entertained.  …
review by . April 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
EXCELLENT MOVIE
      THE TOWN      When this film was first released I was all kinds of excited since I am a huge Jeremy Renner and a Ben Affleck fan as well. Add in that not only do I like those two as actors but I thought Affleck's first film "Gone Baby Gone" was great. So needless to say that we [my little group of friends and such] really wanted to see this movie and were excited about it. Of course we loved it but I must say that this DVD/Blu-Ray combo …
review by . October 05, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: cinematography, scenery of Boston, accents     Cons: unlikable characters, unrealistic     The Bottom Line: Ben Affleck will never live like common people.     I’m not opposed to rooting for the bad guy. Really, I’m not! There have been some very likable villains in the great history of cinema. Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is simply not one of them.     MacRay and his buddies are bank robbers from Charlestown, …
review by . April 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
  Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, “Gone Baby Gone,”  starred his baby brother and the city of Boston, one of the few settings in recent movies that can almost function as a character.  I loved that movie; so much that I made it my number 1 film of 2007.  So imagine my excitement when I found out that Affleck was directing another crime drama set in his hometown.   And that it had Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Hall in it.  I needed a cup to catch …
review by . March 02, 2011
Exciting crime drama
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) and his pals are career criminals. On a bank job, they briefly take a hostage (Rebecca Hall) and soon after, she and Doug begin a romance. Though he dreams of starting a new life with her, he can't change his ways and his next job is to rob Fenway Park.      This is an excellent movie. The characters are compelling and sympathetic and the script is fast-paced and intensely exciting. Affleck co-wrote and directed this tale of Charlestown, Boston, …
Quick Tip by . April 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
While I have some mixed feelings about the abilities of Ben Affleck as an actor, he has shown himself to be a very talented director. Unfortunately, Affleck already seems to be repeating himself with the film The Town, a crime drama that is reminiscent of his earlier film Gone Baby Gone as well as Martin Scorsese's The Departed. The story follows a group of masked bank robbers lead by Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner as they plan one job after another, but early on in the film a complication arises …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Quite the Town
Written by Peter Craig, Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard   Directed by Ben Affleck   Starring Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner      By now, we all know that Ben Affleck is from Boston.  His first film as director, GONE BABY GONE, is set there and he has now returned home for his second feature, THE TOWN.  The titular town in question is Charlestown, a town in Boston that has seen more bank robberies than apparently any other in …
Quick Tip by . April 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
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This is one of my favorite films and that may be because I have been following Renner's career since his first film but hey I enjoyed it. I also recommend that you check out Renner in "Dahmer" as it is one of the best performances ever. I do highly recommend this film and say go ahead and buy it, skip the rental. I bought it the day it was released and have watched it many times since.
Quick Tip by . April 05, 2011
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Ben Affleck is undeniably a very gifted director but with his second outing "The Town" Affleck strikes all the right notes on all the wrong keys. "The Town" is a gritty, violent and at times intelligent heist thriller that lacks any (if it had any) originality to it. This film seems to meandering and uninterested in engaging in including its audience in on their plan. Now do not get me wrong this is a well made, exceptionally well acted and well-written film but it lacks any …
review by . December 02, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      After delivering us the beautiful movie Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck return to the big screen as both actor and director with his latest action-packed drama "The Town". This movie is the another proof of Affleck's intuition and knowledge of what a movie should deliver. He implements an interesting story that revolves around good developed characters by combining thrilling action scenes with dramatic personal issues. The depths of brotherhood and personal ego …
review by . September 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
First off, let me go ahead and say, The Town is one of the best movies of the year. If that's all you wanted to know, have a nice day. Otherwise, continue on my friend.   I have said it hundreds of times, rather than spell out the plot I prefer to tell you about my experience and feelings about the film. Let’s face it - it’s a bore to cipher through reviews only to re-read the same material over and over.      The Town is Ben (Gigi) Affleck's second …
Quick Tip by . January 19, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I should've known this would be really lame, but heard so many people rave about it. Best thing you can say is Affleck actually does a decent acting job ... for once... and it's all relative, so that's not saying much. Predictable, boring, no empathy for the characters, been done and done and done before -- and WAY better. Save your time and money and skip this for sure. I'd skip even if it were free on cable on a really boring weeknight, it's that weak.
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Affleck makes a film more about the Robbers than the Robbery...
In 2006 Martin Scorsese raked across the scene with a great little cops and gangsters film “The Departed”. Aside from his thick influence by the world of his home town in Boston, there are a lot of cues that Ben Affleck was influenced by Martin Scorsese’s masterwork in that same 2006 crime thriller, which in the wrong hands could have been a failed project of a film trying to be better than Scorsese’s work, but taking cues from that film and at the same time creating it’s …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
"The Town" is a perfectly adequate crime drama, although it isn't the compelling masterpiece that director, co-writer, and star Ben Affleck was in all likelihood hoping it would be. Perhaps he was too focused on the crime and not focused enough on the drama. Consider the final shootout scene, which in itself is an overused convention; it doesn't quite become boring, but it definitely goes on longer than it should. Watching it, I was well aware of its technical merits, but at the …
Quick Tip by . January 06, 2011
I don't like the premise on which this story is based, neither do I like the way the story ends. Having said that, I did pick up this movie because of the name Ben Affleck. Not that I'm a big fan of his but nonetheless still a fan (if I don't have to pay much for his movies, that is, lol...). There are some lessons for me from this movie & I possibly may write a short review on it later on...
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