Rent The Town (2010)

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Synopsis:
As he plans a job that could result in his gang's biggest score ever, a longtime thief plans a way out of the life and the town while dodging the FBI agent looking to bring him and his bank-robbing crew down. In addition to heading an electrifying cast, Ben Affleck also directed and co-wrote this suspenseful, critically acclaimed crime thriller that unfolds - and often explodes - across gritty Boston locations.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Basil Iwanyk, Graham King
Writers:
Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/02/2011
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • The real people of the Town - Meet the real people of Charlestown
  • Ben Affleck: Director and actor profiles the academy award-winning filmmaker
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/02/2011
Run Time:
125 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Castillian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Actor, director, writer Ben Affleck takes you through the moviemaking process in his hometown: The cathedral of Boston, Nuns with guns: Filming in the north end, Pulling off the perfect heist, The town
  • Commentary by Ben Affleck
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/12/2016
Run Time:
153 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, English, English Audio Description, French, German, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Russian, Thai, Turkish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Cantonese, Castillian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German Hard of Hearing, Hebrew, Italian Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Actor/Director/Writer Ben Affleck Takes You Through the Moviemaking Process in His Hometown. Segments Include: The Cathedral of Boston
  • Nuns with Guns: Filming in the North End
  • Pulling off the Perfect Heist
  • The Town
  • And More

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Reviews (3) of The Town

Cops and robbers modern style - The Town review by Corinthian

Spoiler Alert
05/05/2011

I actually found this film quite entertaining although I didn't make much of a connection with any of the characters. It moves along at quite a pace and the romantic sub plot is nicely weaved into the main story without overplaying it. There are moments that are somewhat far fetched and it massively glorifies crime but a decent evenings entertainment.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A solid crime thriller. - The Town review by Shatner's Bassoon

Spoiler Alert
15/01/2012

This is another solid and well made movie from director Ben Affleck, with a nice mix of character based drama and gritty crime thriller. The Blu-Ray features two cuts of the film. The two hour theatrical release and a two and a half hour extended version. In my view the extended cut is the superior movie, the storyline between Doug and Claire is more developed and the extended version also includes additional scenes which flesh out the relationships between the main group of characters.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

really enjoyable - The Town review by DB Copper

Spoiler Alert
07/10/2012

Great film, strong acting and you really want to see what happens at the end....I'd recommend it to anyone

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

The Town review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

The most recent directorial offering from star Ben Affleck is not unlike his debut movie Gone Baby Gone. Set in the violent crime-ridden heart of Boston, Charlestown The Town tells the story of a young man’s desire to escape the inevitable pull of the criminal underworld in his neighbourhood.

Affleck plays Doug MacRay, a thief who becomes involved with the once kidnapped bank manager of a previous heist. His affair with Claire (Rebecca Hall) leads him to question his own motives and desire to remain in the dark underbelly of Boston. Under this fog MacRay and his companions plan their next, and what MacRay hopes to be, final heist. However an FBI Agent (Jon Hamm) is hot on their heels and the tyrannical world of organised crime begins to crumble around them.

In many ways the movie highlights some very real issues facing many a young American, it questions the inevitability of a criminal future in some of the US’s poorest areas and asks what one is supposed to do when both family and need force you into unpleasant situations.

The film is clearly meant to be a troubling thriller, however it’s scenery seems to lack the truly seedy and gritty edge required to truly drive the message home. The film also lacks the elegance and subtlety of many an older thriller which leaves it feeling a little infantile. The action sequences are as you would expect them to be; violent and in keeping with their contemporaries. The film has a distinctily water-down feeling to it, making it feel as though it is more a cops and robbers movies for young men than an intelligent thriller for a more elite audience. This is not to say it is dumb or dull at all, just somewhat predictable.

Overall the movie is adequate, enjoyable and intriguing, yet it bares no comparison to dark noir-esque roots and is, in many ways, a disappointment after the painful excellence of Gone Baby Gone.

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