The Town

{4.5/5} “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is, you can never ask me about it later, and we’re gonna hurt some people.”

A bank is robbed in Boston. The robbers know what they’re doing, so things go smoothly. They take one hostage, in case they run into the police on the way out. The robbers get away, and they let the hostage go. Doug, one of the robbers, connects with Claire, the former hostage, to see if she knows anything that could get them caught. Doug and Claire like each other, but the FBI is on the trail of the robbers.

The Town was released in 2010.

The bank robbers all come from Charlestown, a neighbourhood that has more robbers than anyplace else. This adds an interesting dimension.

When the main characters are bank robbers, it’s tough to know exactly what you want to happen. It’ll keep you on the edge of your seat, though.

It’s long, but always gripping.

Ben Affleck (State of Play) plays Doug and Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3) plays Claire. Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) plays a bank robber and Titus Welliver (Gone Baby Gone) plays an FBI agent. Pete Postlethwaite (The Lost World: Jurassic Park) has a small role.

Chris Cooper (The Muppets), who’s always brilliant, has one scene as Doug’s dad — who’s in prison.

The movie was directed by Ben Affleck (Gone Baby Gone).

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