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Town, The (2010) Movie Talk

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  Spielbergian
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Even though I am not a fan of Ben Affleck(at all), but I still really want to see this movie, the trailers looked great. 09/14/2010
5:27 pm CT


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  LeeAnn M.
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I really liked the film.  Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, and Jon Hamm gave great performances. I ended up sympathizing with the bad guys and hating the law enforcement hot on their trail. Affleck was really great as a director, which makes me want to see "The Company Men". 09/29/2010
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  deaddan2000
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Renner's last moments were hilarious, badass and sad at the same time. "drop you weapon" -don draper "fuck you" -Renner 10/24/2010
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  LeeAnn M.
LeeAnn M.
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The movie, although not a comedy, did have comedy relief here and there as a breather from all the drama. Renner did the same for "The Hurt Locker."
simon-prometheus gave a great review of this film in "The Town" homepage on www.IMDB.
10/25/2010
2:58 am CT


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  Armando Sanchez
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this movie was great.Ben Afflek is proving to me that he can creat films.after seeing his last film "gone baby gone" i knew that this film would be great.and it was.Afflek and Renner are both great in this film.i loved it.im hoping to see any knew crim film by Afflek. 01/24/2011
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  Chris Kavan
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I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I expected. I think Affleck has a lot more talent than people give him credit for - The Town proved to me he still has ability, in front and behind the camera. 03/04/2011
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  mplo
mplo
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There are films that Ben Affleck has been in that I liked far, far better than The Town.  Ben really overplayed his hand on that one, by trying too hard with the Boston accents, which he grossly overdid.  Too much editing and a sappy, improbably ending, along with overblown shoot-out scenes in the North End and in Fenway Park, as well as Doug and Claire's teenage-like romance, helped ruin the film for me. 09/11/2011
5:41 pm CT


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  Movie Maven
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I thought The Town was awesome. The only Ben Affleck movies that I really didn't like were Gigli and one of the superhero ones where he was blind. Other than that, I feel like he's an incredible actor and always gives 110% in front of the camera.  09/12/2011
8:57 pm CT


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  mplo
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To each their own.  I liked Ben Affleck far better in Good Will Hunting.


09/12/2011
9:04 pm CT


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  mpol
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Frankly, I do not like the messages that The Town conveys to me personally.  For one thing, it glorifies the very worst aspects of Boston's history.  Secondly, The Town asks the audience to sympathize with professional armed robbers, thugs and murderers. Thirdly, The Town portrays Doug MacRay, his men, and Claire (who became an accessory to Doug's crimes due to refusing to sever contacts with him even after she learned the truth about him through FBI Agt. Frawley), as good people, while the Feds and other law enforcement people as a bunch of incompetent jerks. Fourth, The Town normalizes the Stockholm Syndrome and its inverse, the Lima Syndrome and makes relationships that are based on this kind of thing as normal and healthy, when, in fact, they're really not.  Fifth, The Town conveys the message that it's okay to commit crimes if one can get away with it, to abet and protect and armed felon who's also a wanted fugitive, and make total dupes of law enforcement officials who're assigned to bring down criminals, thus enabling them to elude the law.  Sixth;  Having said all of the above, there are at least three types of people who liked The Town:  A)  Extremely naive or willfully ignorant people, many of them who are not from the Boston area and are therefore not attuned to Boston's history.  (B)  People who are from Boston, but long for the days when Boston was at its most backwards, meanspirited and vicious.  (C)  People who have had run-ins with law-enforcement officials for whatever reason(s), and are therefore more likely to sympathize with Doug MacRay, his men, and with Claire, who pretty much abetted and protected Doug from the law, when he should've been brought to justice. 06/27/2012
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