The Town (2010)

Ben Affleck directs himself, Jeremy Renner and Rebecca Hall in this heist drama where a bank robber falls for one of his hostages but she in unaware of his involvement in their previous encounter.

Pretty run of the mill cops and robbers stuff. But fuck me, do I crave that shit! The ‘jobs’ themselves have a visceral thrill. They are kinetic, immersive and authentic. The romance and drama built around them is a bit more basic and overplayed. Affleck and Hall have nice chemistry but their dating seems to solely consist of miserable monologues. As a classy rehash of dusty themes and well traipsed plots The Town just about gets away with it but it is not of the Gone Baby Gone gold standard.

7

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