Synopsis: As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
Rating:Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use
Run Time:125 min, extended cut 150 min
Director: Ben Affleck
Dvd Extra's: Focus Points from "Ben's Boston", "The Real People of the Town", "Ben Affleck: Director & Actor", Director's Commentary
Nudity Factor: Sex scene without nudity, extened version has some nudity.
Of Note: Every Boston Police cruiser shown in the film comes from the fictional district A-8, which also existed in Boston's Finest (2010).
Trailer: The Town Trailer
First thing that I have to mention is that for the most part this was a different role for Affleck. For the most part he is a bad guy though he is not all bad. The movie follows Affleck’s character that has made a living robbing banks. Until one day they are put into a position that they need to take a hostage. After they let the hostage go the robbers start to wonder if she is going to be able to identify them and one of the members thinks the best thing is to take her out. Affleck's character (Doug) does not like the idea of taking her out and soon falls for her. For the most part you see most of what the movie is about in the trailer. One thing that did strike me was that the movie had a fair amount of violence in it. From point blank shots to guards chests to punishing a guy for what they think was him pushing a silent alarm. Overall this movie does have a little of everything, action, romance, drama, violence, and even a little comedy. There are a couple of things that did bother me with the story that prevents me from rating it higher. I just feel that several of the reactions in certain situations were a little far fetched and not very realistic. Though I was entertained throughout the movie and for the most part would recommend this movie.