The Town

Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America.


The Town
Ben Affleck's second outing as director is a gritty crime drama set in Boston. The capital of America's bank robbery industry, the film follows a young second-generation bank robber. After a successful heist, the gang kidnap and then release a young woman, who turns out to live in the area. The leader decides to befriend her just to make sure she did not recognise any of his crew, and they unexpectedly fall in love ... a situation which offers him a way out of his life of crime, but which is fraught with danger for both of them.

123 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Drama, Thriller.

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You remind me so much of Jen!
You remind me so much of Jen!

Credits

Cast
Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Slaine, Owen Burke, Titus Welliver, Peter Postlethwaite
Director
Ben Affleck
ScreenplayPeter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, from the novel by Chuck Hogan
MusicDavid Buckley, Harry Gregson-Williams
CinematographyRobert Elswit
EditingDylan Tichenor
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2010
Produced byWarner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, GK Films, Thunder Road Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreCrime, drama
LanguageStrong, crude, vulgar, abusive, frequent
NudityVery brief scene of semi-nude, no close-up
SexStrong sex simulations, kissing, suggestive sounds, infrequent
ViolenceFairly strong intense physical and psychological violence, bloody, brutal, cold blooded, high impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemySome religious profanities
Drug abuseImplied cocaine addiction, forced addiction, cocaine and cocktail of drugs, infrequent
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconAfflek's unaffected, down and dirty flick
15
Cape Times
10
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconA must-see if EVER there was one.
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconWhile it all makes for an above-average Hollywood crime story, The Town is ultimately more mouth than muscle.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconCompared to other, recent crime dramas, this one stands higher not only because of the quality of the performances but because of the nuances evident in the characters.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconLittle of it's new, but it's all handled quite capably and then some, meaning you won't feel robbed of your time and/or money by watching it. Let's just hope Ben feels the same way and keeps making movies set in Beantown.
12
Metacritic.com
42 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
202 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconTense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with.
19

What the People say

Internet
36554 Netizens quote iconBen Affleck has his comeback.
16

Average .. 73%

15

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