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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Rebecca Hall
Jeremy Renner
Blake Lively
Pete Postlethwaite
Chris Cooper
Jon Hamm
Directors
Ben Affleck
Screenwriters
Ben Affleck
Peter Craig
Aaron Stockard
Running Time
124 minutes

The Town
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The Town

Plot
Following a heist, professional thief Doug MacRay (Affleck) keeps tabs on bank manager Claire Keesey (Hall), the only witness who could identify MacRay’s gang. As the couple slowly fall for each other and FBI agent Adam Frawley (Hamm) closes in on him, McCray begins to question the life he leads.


Verdict
The Town is that rare beast, a grown-up genre flick, chock-full of compelling character dynamics and a clutch of pitch-perfect performances. It also proves that Gone Baby Gone was no fluke, and confirms Ben Affleck (yes, Ben Affleck) as a major director in the making.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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