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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Affleck and Hall make this unlikely love story palpably moving. And Renner (The Hurt Locker) is dynamite - he radiates ferocity and feeling. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    A first-class genre entry stacked with dandy performances and some crackerjack action to boot. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the narrative is a conventional one, the well-acted, suspenseful story deals in fascinatingly murky morality and mines intriguing material from a historic and complex city. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    As a thriller, The Town has what it takes and then some. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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 piece considerable and compelling depth. show more

  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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 up every scene he's in with feral power, and is rewarded with one of the most exciting sequences seen in any action movie this decade. show more

  • 60
    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 their well-played grit, those characters resolutely remain types, and for all the well-choreographed action, the outcome doesn't matter nearly as much as it should. show more

  • 80
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    The trick to enjoying The Town, Ben Affleck's follow-up to his impressive 2007 directing debut, "Gone, Baby, Gone," is to expect nothing but pulpy entertainment. show more

  • 80
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    The Town lacks Gone's operatic ambitions. And the irony is that that lack of a grand or even grandiose plan keeps this very good film from being a truly great one. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An exciting and extremely well acted film. Even a nearly unrecognizable Blake Lively impresses in the key role of Jem's sister and Doug's sometime girlfriend. show more

  • December 29, 2011 chuzhak
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    Great movie! Chatting Easy

  • October 12, 2011 bg00000000103327
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    This movie is incredible...the plot is awesome...the acting is wonderful...the script is incredible, especially how everything unfolds...I still think about the lines in this movie...Ben Affleck truly has done it!!! If you miss this one, then you\'ve really missed out...Think of \"The Godfather\" mixed with \"Scarface\" and \"The Usual Suspects\".

  • June 01, 2011 STAY FOCUS
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    the movie was excellent!

  • March 10, 2011 Evilone89Gage33
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    Absolutley amazing movie!!! One of the best in ten years!! A must see for everyone!!

  • March 02, 2011 grace7007
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    Great movie Got to see it

  • January 07, 2011 Tomjr93
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    Very good movie. Good action, great acting and awesome direction by Ben Affleck. Ben should be nominated for the best director oscar.

  • January 03, 2011 Karl Z 562
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    best movie of 2010

  • December 18, 2010 Jim
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    I just PPv'ed it and liked it...a lot

  • December 03, 2010 justengodofwars7
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    thi movie BLOWED MY MIND. this movie had so much action throughout the movie. at first i didn't really want to see but when i did, it wasn't just a movie about robbing banks, it was also a love story. i think this movie was extraordinary. this is worth the money you will pay for this movie

  • December 01, 2010 rndot740
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    love this movie sure hope there is a sequell

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