• The Town (2010)

The Town

Release Date: September 17th, 2010

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2010

R |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) leads a band of ruthless bank robbers and has no real attachments except for James (Jeremy Renner), who -- despite his dangerous temper -- is like a brother. Everything changes for Doug when James briefly takes a hostage, bank employee Claire Keesey. Learning that she lives in the gang's neighborhood, Doug seeks her out to discover what she knows, and he falls in love. As the romance deepens, he wants out of his criminal life, but that could threaten Claire.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper

Director: Ben Affleck

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: GK Films, Thunder Road Film

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Best friend, Transformation, Gripping, Love interest, Pursuit, Sacrifice, 2010s, Murder, Tense, Relationships

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Jeannette CatsoulisNPR

    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 OrangeMovieline

    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

  • 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

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture