The Town

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Released 2010

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Director:
Ben Affleck
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
The Town follows an ingenious bank robber named Doug (Ben Affleck) who, as tenacious FBI agent Adam (Jon Hamm) hunts him down, pursues a risky relationship with Claire (Rebecca Hall), one of his former hostages. But while Doug and his cohorts plan their next hit, Adam hones in on Claire and falls for her in the process. Directed by Affleck and based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves, this intricate thriller also stars Chris Cooper, Blake Lively and Jeremy Renner.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A fast-paced, character-driven heist movie that combines robberies with romance and solidifies Affleck's reputation as an actor with a genuine gift for directing.

  • 80

    Variety Justin Chang

    The behind-the-camera talent Ben Affleck displayed so bracingly in "Gone Baby Gone" is confirmed, if not significantly advanced, in The Town. Again proving a fine director of actor...

  • 70

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    A solid, minor entry in the annals of Boston crime drama. Not as florid as "The Departed" or as sadly soulful as "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" - or even as sticky and gamy as "Gone ...

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relationship woes, characters with double lives, slow dialogue, city living, Crime