The Town

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Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.

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Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who -- despite his dangerous temper -- is like a brother. Everything changes for Doug when James briefly takes a hostage, bank employee Claire Keesey. Learning that she lives in the gang's neighborhood, Doug seeks her out to discover what she knows, and he falls in love. As the romance deepens, he wants out of his criminal life, but that could threaten Claire.

Cast & Crew

Ben Affleck
Doug MacRay
Rebecca Hall
Claire Keesey
Jon Hamm
FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
Jeremy Renner
James Coughlin
Blake Lively
Krista Coughlin
Pete Postlethwaite
Fergus "Fergie" Colm
Chris Cooper
Stephen MacRay
Slaine
Albert "Gloansy" Magloan
Owen Burke
Desmond Elden
Peter Craig
Screenwriter
Ben Affleck
Screenwriter
Aaron Stockard
Screenwriter
Chay Carter
Co-Producer
Thomas Tull
Executive Producer
Jon Jashni
Executive Producer
William Fay
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Critic Reviews for The Town

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  • Mar 07, 2017
    My biggest concern with The Town is the glorification of robbery. Affleck's performance made me want to puke, the direction was a mess and the story was not engaging at all, I had to watch this in two parts. An overrated garbage really.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2016
    Equal parts brilliance and boredom - Affleck is clearly a talented director but large stretches of this film go nowhere interesting. The bank heists and shootouts are as well shot as anything from Heat, and there are some terrific performances to compensate for the unfocused storytelling.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2016
    A very good crime thriller, with great direction and performances from all of its leads. The town is definitely worth watching.
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Ben Affleck proves to us again that he is a master class director. The Town is a huge thrill ride that brings in great performances by Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm and more. If you like heist films or a great film to watch in general then The Town is for you!
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