The Town (2010)



Critic Consensus: Tense, 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.

Movie Info

Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they … More

Rating: R (for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Chuck Hogan, Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 17, 2010
Box Office: $92.2M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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as James Coughlin

as Krista Coughlin

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as Desmond Elden

as Dino Ciampa

as Fergus "Fergie" Colm

as Stephen MacRay

as Agent Quinlan

as Henry's Girl

as Vericom Crew Chief

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as Inside Man at Fenway

as Young Security Guard

as Cashcom Guard

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as Arnold Washton

as Morton Previt

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as FBI SWAT Team Leader

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as Fenway Detective

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as Cop Who Looks Away

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as Police Photographer

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as Krista's Friend

as Krista's Friend

as Neptune's Waitress

as Vericom Employee

as Dancer at Foxy Lady
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Critic Reviews for The Town

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (42)

I don't know if you've heard this already, but Ben Affleck happens to be from Boston.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

The Town may not be perfect, but Affleck does a lot of things right, including picking some great actors and letting them do their jobs to deliver fine performances.

Full Review… | January 5, 2014
7M Pictures

Assured, confident direction by Affleck, terrifically paced action sequences and brilliant use of location turn The Town into a truly enjoyable movie.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

One of the great modern heist pictures.

Full Review… | January 29, 2013
Movie Nation

Action can be difficult for someone not experienced with it. Yet, Affleck shows that he's more than up to the task.

Full Review… | September 23, 2012

'The Town' hits not one false note, despite a plot that easily could have come across as contrived.

Full Review… | November 5, 2011
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Audience Reviews for The Town


This is a very well written, very intense crime drama about people who are born, raised, and killed in a town brimming with crime. The performances are solid all across the board. It is hard to pinpoint specific things that are wrong with this movie which is why I don't find it hard to believe that it scored so highly. However, I think this movie lacks the dramatic punch to make it incredibly memorable. In a sense, alienating some of the critics by going for something very cinematic would've made the movie "worse" but a lot grander. The Dark Knight Rises is a very good movie that opts for this strategy, and I enjoyed that movie a lot more. I also think that the movie's lack of dramatic punch was the reason we didn't really see this movie produce during awards season (despite Jeremy Renner's excellent work).

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

A crew of professional thieves are threatened by the FBI agent pursuing them when he realises that the gang's mastermind has engaged in a relationship with a potential witness. I was extremely impressed with Ben Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone and was looking forward to this one immensely. This may have coloured my viewpoint slightly, but I found it a little bit of a let down. It's not that it's in any way bad; on the contrary, it's an extremely well engineered heist movie with a full compliment of solid performances, well written characters and dialogue. It's just missing that spark of originality and inspiration that made his previous film something special. It clearly takes a lot of cues from Heat, but the rather generic plot means it is a rather less layered and complex affair. It's still easily one of the best examples of the genre since Mann's film was released and is well worth seeing; I was just hoping for a little more. No pleasing some people...

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


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