Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Town

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


  1. I'm really looking forward to this film. Its good to see Ben Affleck recieving some positive reviews also.

  2. Glad you loved it! Ben Affleck has really done an amazing job of turning his career around since the likes of Gigli. Really looking forward to seeing this on Monday or Tuesday!

  3. so happy to hear this was good. can't wait to see it!

  4. I'm not normally a crime heist fan because they're so bleak and predictable; it's really hard to come up with any surprises that haven't been done too many times before (don't you just groan when every lead finally says "I just need to pull ONE MORE SCORE!"). But grounding this movie in a genius location solved that problem because it makes the characters so specific, and their choices all flow naturally from that work.


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