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Rated R · 124 minutes · 2010

Crime drama, Thriller
Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort (he also co-wrote the script and stars) is both a taut bank-heist thriller and an unconventional romance that works on all levels. He plays Doug MacRay, a former hockey player who returns to Charlestown, a neighborhood of Boston, where bank-robbing is a family business. The film starts with a robbery, which sets up the film’s romance, as Doug is forced to follow the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) to make sure she doesn’t know enough to implicate him. They wind up falling in love—and it’s a lot better than it sounds. Jeremy Renner is electric as the bank-robbing posse’s resident hothead. Give this boy a Jimmy Cagney biopic now! Affleck can direct, and I’m curious to see if he can go 3-for-3.


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Official Site: thetownmovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Ben Affleck
Producer: Graham King, Basil Iwanyk, Chay Carter, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, William Fay and David Crockett
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Slaine, Owen Burke and Brian Scannell

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The Coast Halifax Feeling the beat of The Town Ben Affleck's film is steeped in an invigorating, low-life authenticity. by Hillary Titley 09/23/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Sept. 24 A dancer, the devil, a couple of wolves, a virgin and a bank robber. It's all at the movies. 09/24/2010
Charleston City Paper The fall 2010 book-to-movie preview Whether the result is good, like The Road, or absolutely horrible, like Ramona and Beezus, or just another dang adaptation of a Jane Austen novel, it's once again the season for filmmakers to turn a notable book into the next great (or terrible) film. Here are some of the lesser-known novels coming to your multiplex before year's end. (As always, release dates are subject to change.) by Scott Renshaw 09/08/2010
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Portland Mercury Shipping up to Boston The Town: Ben Affleck isn't taking any more of your shit. by Erik Henriksen 09/16/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Robbin' the hood: The Town A film that lacks the magnitude it's after, but doesn't lack the courtesy to entertain. by Jonathan Kiefer 09/16/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Now a major motion picture! From orphaned owlets to Fincher's Facebook, here's a fall preview of book-to-movie adaptations. by Scott Renshaw 09/09/2010
Memphis Flyer Boston Story Ben Affleck proves himself with another effective hometown crime flick. by Chris Herrington 09/16/2010
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