An autopsy for The Town would list multiple causes of death.
wow.....you are most definitely clever
Sep 17 - 12:19 PM
Cute line.Sometimes I think people dislike a film on purpose just so they can write a wity line.
Sep 17 - 02:04 PM
oh hahaha. ha. ha...sorry. a "WITY" line...
Sep 17 - 03:37 PM
I meant witty. It was a typo. Move on.
Sep 18 - 08:53 AM
haha. it's all about enjoying the little things
Sep 20 - 08:40 PM
yeah - lets beat this typo to death
Sep 23 - 09:31 AM
I thought I was the only one who hated Armond White. Right on.
Jan 3 - 05:12 PM
shes a top critic? wow
Sep 17 - 06:43 PM
this lady shouldn't have written a review for this movie. i think its wrong to be a critic and judge a movie for its quality if youre not open for actors playing different types of roles
Sep 17 - 10:22 PM
This is simply not a bad movie and does not deserve a poor rating or your confused review. I'm not sure why you even bother going to films if you can't enjoy a well made one.
Sep 17 - 10:48 PM
While I do agree 100% with you Alex G., everyone is entitled to their opinion even if it is way off-base. I just can't comprehend how anyone could not like this movie or hate it like this critic. Maybe she grew up in Southie?
Jun 15 - 05:24 PM
Hrmm... Seems that the Art section of Slate is predominantly negative anyways. Well written review. Good one liner. Completely awkward views of the film in my opinion. I thought it was a very entertaining flick.
Sep 18 - 01:29 AM
This is the only review I've seen that got it spot on. So I want to give her props for writing it, despite what "Popular Opinion" thinks. I would write a very similar (maybe harsher) review myself, except that I had to walk out of this movie after an hour because I couldn't take it anymore, so it wouldn't be fair for me to pan it. (And I normally like these types of movies.)
Sep 18 - 06:49 AM
I think if anyone walks out of a movie then wants to critic it their opinion should be completely invalid.
Sep 19 - 11:17 AM
Apr 4 - 08:47 AM
Dana is the only top critic to get this one right? The Town is watchable, but it's certainly not good. The movie drags, even with superfluous heists thrown in for no other reason than to address this problem. Most of the acting is fine, with the exception of Affleck. Dana nails the embarrassing level of acting displayed in his picnic soliloquy. I imagined him finishing the scene with an explanation to the crew, "You see, you stare off into the distance while reciting your lines to let the audience know how serious this scene is." Just brutal.
Sep 18 - 06:57 AM
It must be embarrassing to come back and notice that you have such a bad review for movie that is in the 90's in percentile. Keep the forced one-liners coming!
Sep 18 - 09:23 AM
Sep 18 - 09:47 AM
I just saw the movie and no doubt its going to win best picture. Dana should seriously shut her mouth.
Sep 18 - 12:22 PM
Nominees for "Best Picture" at the Oscars."Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right,The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3,True Grit, Winter's Bone":)
Feb 21 - 03:06 PM
The town displayed some of the worst acting i have seen in a long time and to add insult to injury the performance came from a somewhat "acclaimed" actor in hollywood Ben Affleck. The town's weak plot and uncohesive events was only overshadowed by Ben Affleck's horrific attemp at an American-Italian accent. This movie cannot be placed in the same spectrum as the movies nominated for best picture!!!
Feb 21 - 03:28 PM
Feb 21 - 03:29 PM
So how do you get to be a Top Critic, can I be one? It doesn't appear to be that difficult...you don't even have to listen that closely to the dialogue or the plot, you just take an initial impression and litter The review with what you think of an actor/director's past failures. Where she really misfires is on her two primary contentions. The FBI labels MacCray as the mastermind, but clearly the Florist (primarily) and Renner's character have a lot to do with planning the jobs. So the critic wasn't bright enough to pick that up, I guess...in spite of her Canadian college degree. Affleck's character was essentially a meathead ex- hockey player with a little street savvy, not a rocket scientist, which is why he really works in this role. Second, it's not that far-fetched that the bank manager and Affleck get together, they're both attractive, he's charming in a rogue-ish way and she's refreshingly not trashy and strung out on oxycontin. People are often anything but logical/rational when it comes to love and passion, except for maybe the reviewer which is why she's probably lonely and bitter and it shows in her reviews.
Sep 19 - 08:30 AM
She also does a long podcast, which I listened to half of, which is unintentionally hilarious, because her and her partner rip on the movie and laugh at it. It's unintentionally hilarious because they keep Affleck bashing like its still in style. Also, they laugh at stuff that's not even remotely laughable, and act like it is.
Sep 19 - 08:51 AM
wait... and you liked robin hood? shut up.
Sep 19 - 10:23 AM
Worse than that... She gave Year One and all the Twilight failures good reviews.
Sep 19 - 01:58 PM
Thank you for pointing that out! Now I know her opinion is completely irrelevant. Some people just like to disagree for attention.
Sep 20 - 06:21 PM
Dana, did you notice that 94% of critics enjoyed the film, but not you. Not saying you have to love it but a negative rating simply reveals your inability to accurately critique a film. This was a well made film.
Sep 20 - 06:01 PM
An autopsy of your review is idiotic on multiple levels that it really needs to be shot dead.
Sep 20 - 06:56 PM