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The Town Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
I don't know if you've heard this already, but Ben Affleck happens to be from Boston.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
The Town may not be perfect, but Affleck does a lot of things right, including picking some great actors and letting them do their jobs to deliver fine performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Assured, confident direction by Affleck, terrifically paced action sequences and brilliant use of location turn The Town into a truly enjoyable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 29, 2013
One of the great modern heist pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Beck
September 23, 2012
Action can be difficult for someone not experienced with it. Yet, Affleck shows that he's more than up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
'The Town' hits not one false note, despite a plot that easily could have come across as contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Josh Larsen
August 18, 2011
Because this all revolves around Affleck, The Town is a curiosity; directed by him under another name and it would be forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
Ben Affleck may not be his generation's best actor, but he is quickly becoming one of its best directors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joshua Starnes
March 21, 2011
If it just stuck to its guns The Town would be a fun, engaging heist film, but by reaching for more it ends up achieving less.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
February 27, 2011
The Town isn't original in any sense of the word, but Affleck does a marvelous job executing all of the pieces and is easily one of the best films of 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 24, 2011
A grade A crime thriller.
Clay Cane
January 3, 2011
One of those rare cases that the previews are actually as good as the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jordan Hiller
December 30, 2010
A film can only be as riveting as its ability to have the audience believe or suspend belief, and though The Town takes steps toward authenticity, it fails to meet even the basic requirements of plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Saito
December 25, 2010
A crime thriller that is good more of the time than it's not, but suffers from the fact it should've been great.
R. L. Shaffer
December 24, 2010
A solid crime drama, with shades of Michael Mann's Heat, but a sluggish pace and meandering middle drag things down a little.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
December 21, 2010
... a well-tooled thriller with a tough edge and an impressive professionalism.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 17, 2010
The movie's thrills are old-fashioned and assured.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 12, 2010
Despite its gritty feel and appearance, it's a romantic heist picture at heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 29, 2010
The cast is uniformly game, restrained, earthy, and will probably prove superior to at least half of those nominated for Oscars next year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 20, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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