The Town [2010] Movie Review Recommendation

The Town [2010]

The normal course of action with this movie is to go on a rant about how Ben Affleck is a great director and yadda yadda yadda, but I’m not gonna do that. We’ll just see about that. Instead I’m gonna concentrate on a much more important issue and that is heist movies. They almost always work, and this has been a sure way to earn some buck for the studios, ever since Dog Day Afternoon. The Town, takes a slightly different approach to the same subject as it explores the characters that are somewhat bound to the life they are living (much like Family Business). Based on Chuck Hogan novel “Prince of Thieves”, The Town has many layers and it can be funny as well action packed, but the thing that is the most fascinating here is the acting. Everyone was great, but I have to say that Jeremy Renner was fucking awesome. So if you like movies about bank heists you must check out The Town. Another interesting element is the very city, rich with history and determined residents.

In a city of Boston, the Charlestown neighborhood is well known for its residents. They are mostly bank robbers that specialize in armored cars heists, and Doug MacRay is no exception to this rule. He and his friends that live in Charlestown, are like a brotherhood that protects its members no matter what, but after one heist tempers will flare as they must decide what to do with a female witness that lives right there, in their neighborhood. They were forced to take her hostage in the heist and now that decision is proving to be quite wrong. While this is happening, FBI is also looking into them…

Director: Ben Affleck

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite

Fun Facts: Jeremy Renner decided to surround himself with actual convicted bank robbers in Charlestown for research reasons and to help him nail the accent.


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