The Town

2010

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

214
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92% · 238 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 85% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.5/10 10 418783 418.8K

Director

Top cast

Ben Affleck as Doug MacRay
Titus Welliver as Dino Ciampa
Jon Hamm as FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
Blake Lively as Krista Coughlin
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900.76 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 77
2.30 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 5 min
Seeds 99
6.11 GB
3840*2160
English 5.1
R
23.976 fps
2 hr 4 min
Seeds 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by pawanpunjabithewriter 6 / 10

Dark, Gloomy, Violent, Predictable

The Town initiates with a captivating plot, drawing viewers into yet another engaging heist genre movie. Embracing the trademark darkness of a DC film, the movie's overall tone remains consistently dark and gloomy, resonating with its violent and gritty setting.

The film manages to hold its audience's attention through strong performances. Ben Affleck delivers well as the protagonist, while Jeremy Renner shines with his exceptional portrayal, and Josh Hamm also impresses with a fine performance.

As the storyline unfolds, predictability arises, especially when a lady enters the picture, sparking conflicts and making life difficult for the protagonist and his best friend. While the film offered thrills through numerous conflicts, it mostly followed a predictable path.

There were some unmet expectations. The anticipation of heist scenes and adventurous chases went unfulfilled. I hoped to watch some good adventure, car chase and impeccable heist scenes, however, didn't get any. The focus remained fixed on the dark and gloomy town and the relationships between its characters.

In summary, The Town delivers a thrilling experience, buoyed by exceptional performances, yet leaving room for some disappointment. Although conflicts abound, they often follow predictable patterns.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 8 / 10

Jeremy Renner intense

Four friends Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck), James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Albert Magloan (Slaine) and Desmond Elden (Owen Burke) are robbers working the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. In their latest job, they take the bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage and then let her go. Doug fake dates Claire to make sure she can't ID them. He's also having sex with James' drugged out sister Krista Coughlin (Blake Lively). Meanwhile they are being investigated by the FBI led by Agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm).

This is a richly character driven crime thriller. Ben Affleck knows these characters well. And acting with the intense Jeremy Renner makes Affleck better. The only actor who looks out of place is Blake Lively. She just can't get rid of that Cali feel and her accent sounds terrible. Brit Rebecca Hall does a better job than her. The action is exciting. And the story is riveting. But it's the characters and the actors that are so engaging.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Not as original as you'd think

I'd heard plenty about THE TOWN, a film which lifted Ben Affleck from the doldrums and gave him a revamped career of sorts by revealing him to be an efficient director of modern-day thrillers. One reviewer on here even likens him to Scorsese. So what of this Oscar-nominated film, and will it really stand up to scrutiny? The answer is no, not really. THE TOWN turns out to be a very familiar and ordinary type of thriller that comes across as a Boston-set rip-off of Michael Mann's HEAT. Once again we follow the predictable story of a gang of bank robbers, with the running time split between their lives and loves and the actual heist scenes.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't dislike this film. I particularly enjoyed Affleck's direction in the action scenes, which are vibrant, gritty, and exciting (even if the whole clichéd blue tint look of the cinematography spoils things a bit). There's a top-notch car chase and some quite wonderfully hard-hitting scenes at the (again, predictable) climax. It's the stuff in between the action where this film falls down.

To put it bluntly, THE TOWN is overlong and features characters who aren't particularly interesting. The likes of Affleck and Jeremy Renner are defined by their actions, so watching them sitting around chatting is pretty dull. The romantic scenes are even worse, even if Rebecca Hall does a good job. And the whole sub-plot with Jon Hamm's FBI guy is unnecessary, feeling tacked on and dragging the pace down still further. THE TOWN is a fun thriller, but nothing special.

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