2010   USA The Town
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Director:Ben Affleck
Studio:Warner Bros. Pictures
Writer:Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan
IMDb Rating:7.7 (90,340 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar, Another 6 wins & 22 nominations
Genre:Crime, Drama, Thriller
Duration:125 min
Ben Affleck  ...  (Director)
Peter Craig, Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Chuck Hogan  ...  (Writer)
Ben Affleck  ...  Doug MacRay
Rebecca Hall  ...  Claire Keesey
Jon Hamm  ...  FBI S.A. Adam Frawley
Jeremy Renner  ...  James Coughlin
Blake Lively  ...  Krista Coughlin
Slaine  ...  Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan
Owen Burke  ...  Desmond Elden
Titus Welliver  ...  Dino Ciampa
Pete Postlethwaite  ...  Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
Chris Cooper  ...  Stephen MacRay
Dennis McLaughlin  ...  Rusty
Corena Chase  ...  Agent Quinlan
Brian Scannell  ...  Henry
Kerri Dunbar  ...  Henry's Girl
Tony V.  ...  Vericom Crew Chief
Robert Elswit  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: This is as good as the best in the genre. It'd be closer to a full 5 stars without the silly gun fight at the end. If you like gun fights it might be a good one, but I don't like them. They are always stupid and always take points away from any otherwise well done film.

Summary: The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown...

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