The Town (2010)Closed Captioning
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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 213
- Fresh: 200
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 7.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Essential viewing for connoisseurs of dropped r's, close-cropped hair and aerial views of the city that used to call itself the hub of the universe.
Fresh: Affleck's direction is clipped when the plot requires, but he lingers on character-driven scenes (at a garden, a restaurant, a corner) in no apparent rush. Why hurry, after all? He's arrived.
Fresh: As a director, Affleck now has two home runs in two at-bats. This is one of the best movies of the year.
Fresh: Affleck, often underrated as an actor, fits effortlessly into this milieu.
saw this movie twice, for a good reason.
this movie is THE best movie i have ever seen ben affleck in, this movie kept me in suspense and shock the whole time :) blake lively did an epic job, this movie is worth buying for sure !!
Great movie.... But HD version is a must...
I simply wont buy this unless an HD version is released
I grew up in Charlestown ma.. Most of these robberies are not to far from the everyday truth that is Boston. This was spot on of most of the high end robberies that have happened over the years. MUST SEE!