Sunday 3 October 2010
The Town, an adaptation of Chuck Hogan’s novel, has topped the U.S box office charts and becoming a huge success overseas. Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie a 95% positive rating, and critics are not only raving about its strong fast paced premise but also Affleck’s return to form.
SO WHAT’S THE STORY?………
Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) is an unrepentant criminal, the de-facto leader of a group of ruthless bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean. With no real attachments, Doug never has to fear losing anyone close to him. But that all changed on the gang's latest job, when they briefly took a hostage--bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name...and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug...not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.
Cast: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Chris Cooper, and Blake Lively.
Directed by Ben Affleck.
For me, easily one of the best movies of the year, and one of the best heist movies too have hit the big screens in a very long time!
The story has plenty of action and grit, tension and mystery to keep our butts firmly on those seats in this crime thriller that raises the stakes rather than staying safe.
Would highly recommend it, certainly worth a trip to the cinema, and the word is when it does get released on DVD it will come with many bonus features.
It would be a crime not to see it!