The Town
The Town (2010)

Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 17, 2010
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Affleck, often underrated as an actor, fits effortlessly into this milieu.

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Dana Stevens

An autopsy for The Town would list multiple causes of death.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

I don't know if you've heard this already, but Ben Affleck happens to be from Boston.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Feels all but indistinguishable from the thousands of similar films that have blazed a trail before it.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Richard Roeper

As a director, Affleck now has two home runs in two at-bats. This is one of the best movies of the year.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Assured, confident direction by Affleck, terrifically paced action sequences and brilliant use of location turn The Town into a truly enjoyable movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A gripping, superbly acted and highly tense thriller that could have been even better had the director Ben Affleck invested more in the characters and their… More
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Nikhil Nandu
This is a very well written, very intense crime drama about people who are born, raised, and killed in a town brimming with crime. The performances are solid… More
Wildaly M
Suspenseful. Worth watching.
xGary Xx
A crew of professional thieves are threatened by the FBI agent pursuing them when he realises that the gang's mastermind has engaged in a relationship with… More
danny d
objectively, its excellent. two films in, we have proof that afflecks directing skills are no fluke. this film doesnt have the emotional and intellectual… More