You know what's always entertaining? When an actor who's in a number of bad movies appears in something good, making everyone go, "Fuck, they're good". That, to me, is priceless.
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is a longtime thief who is planning his next job. Problems arise when he falls for Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall), the manager of a bank he had previously robbed (which doesn't sit well with Jem Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), one of his crew) and his crew starts to get tracked down by FBI agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm).
The Town shows that Affleck ain't no one trick pony. Here, he writes, directs and acts, all of which he does excellently. Renner continues to show promise for his career with this performance. Hall also gives a strong performance. Hamm, whom many may know him from Mad Men, also shows good promise with his performance. In summary, The Town kicks serious ass and is one you shouldn't miss.
My Rating: ****1/2