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Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Town (2010)

Directed by Ben Affleck
Starred Ben Affleck, Rebeca Hall, Jeremy Runner, Blake Lively, Jon Hamm, Pete Poslethwaite, Chris Cooper...
2010, United States, English

I didn't know that it was a heist movie when we rented this movie. I rented it, because Jeremy Runner then was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the upcoming Oscar event. While we were little bit disappointed with his performance (he wasn't bad, but not that great either), we were satisfied with the quality level of the movie which happened to be a heist movie. Since we have seen it with no expectations, it was a nice surprise for us. Other than this, movie doesn't offer almost nothing new nor different to contribute to the genre, although it is pretty enjoyable while it lasts. It doesn't risk anything such as trying to break the genre's codes, so in return doesn't gain a special place in the genre. Based on a novel, the director, screenwriter and principle actor of the movie is Oscar winner screenwriter Ben Affleck.

 

As well as an Oscar nomination, Runner earned another nomination in another award, Golden Globes. British actor, Pete Poslethwaite received a nomination for his supporting role in prestigious BAFTA Awards. After this movie, Poslethwaite made a last one movie called 'Killing Bono' where his role had to be rewritten when the director saw how ill he was. So, 'The Town' is one of the very last privileges bestowed on us to see great actor Pete Poslethwaite on screen. He will be always in my most unforgettable movie memories, especially with his stunning performance from 'In the Name of the Father'.

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If you look for;
a team work robbery movie
a heist action blended with some romance
a movie focused both on heist and characters
a movie about criminal gang lives 

then this is your movie.

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If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)



Inside Man (2006)
Le Premier Cercle/Inside Ring/Ultimate Heist (2009)
If you liked this movie, IMDb believes you might like also:
(available in the blog)

 

Public Enemies (2009)
Heat (1995)
The Lookout (2007)
Inside Man (2006)
Le Premier Cercle/Inside Ring/Ultimate Heist (2009)

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Degree: Pure Theft Movie
Sub-Category: Bank Robbery, Armored Car Robbery
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 4/5
Originality of Robbery Plan: 3/5
Quality of Robbery Action Scenes: 4/5
Actors' Performances: 3/5
Excitement Level: 4/5
Surprise Level: 2/5
Humor Level: 0/5
Originality of the Story in General: 2/5
Rating As A Robbery/Heist Movie: 3/5
Rating the Movie As A Whole: 3/5

Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.

 


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