The Town Synopsis
A woman (Rebecca Hall) does not realize that her charming new beau (Ben Affleck) is a bank robber.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A rich, dark, pulpy mess of entanglements that fulfills all the requirements of the genre, and is told with an ease and gusto that make the...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
As a thriller, The Town has what it takes and then some.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Affleck and Hall make this unlikely love story palpably moving. And Renner (The Hurt Locker) is dynamite - he radiates ferocity and feeling.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the narrative is a conventional one, the well-acted, suspenseful story deals in fascinatingly murky morality and mines intriguing...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Affleck keeps the film as fluid as the "Mystic River," and never forgets that Renner is his ace in the hole. The "Hurt Locker" star charges...
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
The trick to enjoying The Town, Ben Affleck's follow-up to his impressive 2007 directing debut, "Gone, Baby, Gone," is to expect nothing...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Affleck is more interested in the people in the midst of the action than he is in the action itself, and that gives this accomplished genre...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A pretty decent crime drama - not a patch on the best parts of his directorial debut, 2007's "Gone Baby Gone,'' but it's moody and grim and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
A first-class genre entry stacked with dandy performances and some crackerjack action to boot.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Affleck gets the tribalism of Boston's traditionally Irish-American enclaves; it's a defining force in his character's lives. But for all...
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The Town Movie Review

By Asianfreak
88 out of 100 It's "Takers" with white people, more suspense and excitement....

Five Word Review

By jadie_junebug
keeps you guessing tothe end...

Incredible movie and performances...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...that kept me involved 100% of the time. This is the first movie since Inception that I would recommend so highly. Heist,drama,guts, romance born of getting to know eachother,rather than hopping...


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By whoamitojudge
Bleh. The characters were caricatures - not a believable one among them. The story was one big cliche - nothing that hasn't been done before. Luckily, the violence was so cartoonish I won't have...

The Town

By bilfin63
Good action/drama movie. Actors well cast to their parts, directing good as was writing and cinematography. Liked the choice of disguises. Also the different twist when the cop and the "nuns" had the...

oh no

By edfand
dont see this movie...

The Town

By cmoriarty
Fun action and chase scenes, but a little wonky....

The Town, worth seeing

By jonbernstein
I enjoyed the film. Very good acting, terrific neighborhood accents, outstanding camera work. Critical: too much automatic weapon fire, and the only downside to climactic scene was too much...

great movie!

By coryamyett

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Rated R | For Strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Strong, suspenseful, mature drama about a life of crime.
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