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One of the best movies I have seen in a while. I
I didn't think much of Ben Affleck being in anymore movies, actually, when I first got in the theater to see The Town I had no idea who was in it. I loved the cast, and I loved how Ben Affleck was the main character. He's redeemed himself in my eyes as a great actor. The movie kept my attention all the way through, and although there are violent scenes in this movie, thats what makes it great, because by the end there are morals that show up. Best film I've seen so far this year! Definately worth seeing.
Go see this movie, because it won't be nearly as good when it comes out on DVD. The most under-rated gangster film since last years A Prophet - and this one is in English !!
I am sad to see Ben Affleck use his substantial talent and power in the entertainment industry to make such a graphically violent movie, especially since he is filming in his home town (or close to). The youth of today have all too accurate a portrayal of how to commit horrendously vulgar crimes, and need no encouragement or further directions on the movie screen.
I hope that Ben directs himself to finding some worthwhile citizens of his past homeland to honor with a touching and heartfelt movie that displays some of the values that are becoming lost and overshadowed by all the shoot em up disgusting depictions of how many people can be hurt by the actions of poorly raised and nurtured members of society.
He has little children himself, and a beautiful wife. Is this what he wants them to remember as his talent going forward?
The movie was very well directed and acted and Ben was sadly very believable. One of the reasons most people never found him believable in parts like this in the past, I always believed, is because he is(or was) such a really 'nice guy'.........I wish he were content to enjoy that status......and give glory on the screen to more uplifting representations of all the intelligent and good people of our area in Boston MA
If you had told me several years ago Ben Affleck would become the next Clint Eastwood, howls of laughter is what you would have heard. And yet, Ben Affleck is proving himself to be not only a pretty good actor, but an excellent director of edgy crime dramas as well. What started with Gone Baby Gone continues with The Town, which Affleck also stars in and co-wrote.
Affleck stars as Doug, a bank robber from the bank robbing capitol, the Charlestown section of Boston. Doug is trying to get on the straight and narrow, and he starts a relationship with Claire, a bank teller. Little does Claire no that Doug and his crew were the ones that robbed her bank recently. Doug and Claire's relationship is complicated by Jem, Doug's hothead partner in crime. He wants Claire taken care of, thinking she knows too much about their secret lives.
Affleck grounds this story in reality. The film has a great sense of place (it's filmed on location in Affleck's home town, and he avoids easily recognizable locations to give the film a real sense of place). The acting is excellent all over, with great performances by Jeremy Renner, Chris Cooper, and, suprisingly, Affleck himself. Affleck also knows how to direct the hell out of a heist sequence. As strange as it is for me to say, I really look forward to his next foray in the director's chair.