For my money, Affleck had fully redeemed himself from all the shitacular movies he did in the past with this film. This was when I started to take Affleck serious again. It has the intensity of Heat and offers some great performances from all involved.
Ben Affleck directed, co-wrote, and starred in this movie. It proves just how solid of an actor and a director he can be. I see potentials here. The Town is well-paced, well-scripted and well-acted. There's nothing new or fresh about it but it takes on a different approach makes it among the list of good heist flicks.
Solid, if standard, crime drama fare. Ben Affleck mumbles his way through the lead, but there's some great supporting work from Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm. Well-made, but the plot is predictable and gets pretty melodramatic at times, making it ultimately not all that memorable.
worst piece of shit I have seen in a very long time... don't know why people are talking about it so much... he (Affleck) can't get away with acting... why should it be any different with directing? If I wasn't drunk as hell in the theatre I would've probably got up and left, yelling ''Die, Ben Affleck!'' as I walked to the door
The best parts of this film were the well chereographed robbery and chase scenes.The love story was not convincing,almost laughable in some scenes,asking us to suspend disbelief,showing just how predictable and full of cliches the script was.
I also wish we had seen more of Chris Cooper.
"The Town" was entertaining and emotionally credible because plenty of time was given to develop these characters. I was involved in their situation, and the action scenes and the whole movie benefitted from this attention and focus on character. There are holes, sure, and there's a distinct possiblity this might not hold up over time. But this was well worth my time. There's an unexpected romance too.
It was fun playing Boston-landmark-spotting, but other than that it felt pretty hollow. Affleck is a competent director, and he handles some scenes (the Renner shootout at the end) nicely, though nothing pops the way it should. It's like he hits all the notes but somehow still sounds off-key. I didn't hate the film and I wasn't totally bored, but everything felt calculated and remote, rather than alive.