Category Archives: The Town
This weekend I saw a movie.
The Town (2010)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively
Director: Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has done it again! While I wasn’t a huge fan of Gone, Baby Gone, the former Matt Murdock‘s newest film is one of the best movies of year. Seriously.
The Town focuses on a bank robber named Doug (Affleck) from Charlestown, an area of Boston that has the highest count of bank robberies in the country, a fact that the beginning of the movie lets you know numerous times. Along with his sociopath best friend Jem(played by an INTENSE Jeremy Renner), they proceed to knock off numerous banks in the Boston area.
But all that changes when they take a hostage. Doug takes it upon himself to follow up on the hostage after their robbery, and to make sure that she doesn’t rat them out to the feds, led by that always awesome Jon Hamm. Before you can say “Yawkee Way”, Doug finds himself falling for the witness (Rebecca Hall), and trying to out run the feds.
I already said it before, but Ben Affleck rules this movie. I know I just wrote that, but it’s true. The Town is an tense crime thriller that works on every level, and features solid performances, even from Blake Lively. While it has a lot of the “crime-movie cliches”, it’s still an awesome movie, and I would not be surprised to see it get a nomination come Oscar season.