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About the Movie
There are over 300 bank robberies in Boston every year. And a one-square-mile neighborhood in Boston, called Charlestown, has produced more bank robbers than anywhere in the U.S. One of them is Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), the leader of a crew of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves on taking what they want and getting out clean. The only family Doug has are his partners in crime, especially Jem (Jeremy Renner), the closest thing Doug ever had to a brother. Things change when Jem takes a blindfolded hostage: bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). After the job, Doug seeks out Claire, who has no idea that this charming stranger is one of the men who terrorized her only days before. As his relationship with Claire deepens into a passionate romance, Doug wants out of this life and the town. But with the Feds, led by Agent Frawley (Jon Hamm), closing in and Jem questioning his loyalty, Doug realizes that getting out will not be easy and, worse, may put Claire in the line of fire.
This was one of the best action/drama movies of last year. Similar is ways to The Departed, with high intensity action scenes, couple with the main character leading a double life. Also the lead female role is unaware of his double life and this dynamic plays out well, just as in the Departed. If you like action dramas I can't see why you wouldn't enjoy this film.
I loved it, very creative and nice outfits for each robbery
'Heat' 2011, but nonetheless enjoyable
This is 'Heat' remodelled for 2011. Regardless, it's gritty, exceptionally well cast and has a superb, tight storyline. Outstanding performances by Charlestown locals add a degree of realism. A new benchmark for heist movies for the next 10 years.