A bank robber falls in love with a former robbery hostage and decides he wants out of the life. With the Feds closing in he must choose: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
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Fresh: Essential viewing for connoisseurs of dropped r's, close-cropped hair and aerial views of the city that used to call itself the hub of the universe.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, September 17, 2010
Fresh: Affleck's direction is clipped when the plot requires, but he lingers on character-driven scenes (at a garden, a restaurant, a corner) in no apparent rush. Why hurry, after all? He's arrived.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, September 17, 2010
Fresh: Affleck made a quietly astonishing directorial debut a few years ago with the taut, atmospheric mystery Gone Baby Gone. With The Town, he proves he's no one-hit wonder.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, September 17, 2010
objectively, its excellent. two films in, we have proof that afflecks directing skills are no fluke. this film doesnt have the emotional and intellectual impact that gone baby gone does, but its a phenomenal american thriller with an excellent script, wonderful direction, and really solid acting across the board. even affleck, who i now love as a director but question as an actor, was solid in this film. overall, a truly excellent film. not as good as many of the old french heist "greats", but a very solid addition to the american heist film legacy.
- sanjurosamurai, Thursday, October 11, 2012