Town (Blu-ray)

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Town is a thrill

on 4/27/2012

The town is a movie that has to be one of the best mystery like movies in recent years. It has a very good plot , as well as a good cast. The character development alone makes this film worth watching. The action and the romance in this film made it feel well balanced. Overall i would recommend this film. Read More

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Great movie

on 6/4/2012

This movie, directed by Ben Affleck, takes the bank heist genre to a different level. The story focuses on characters from in the infamous town of Charlestown, Massachusetts. There are plenty of Massachusetts stereotypes present, but overall it is a very enjoyable movie. Read More

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Product Overview

Ben Affleck follows his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone directorial debut by directing, co-writing and starring in a taut thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. He plays Doug MacRay, leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite and Chris Cooper also star

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 218091362
UPC 883929106653
UPC 14 00883929106653
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/17/2010
Rating Rating
Keywords
Betrayal
Crime
Hostages
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them in Affleck's adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel PRINCE OF THIEVES. The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break. Over the years, Doug's fearless partners in crime have become something of a surrogate family to him; Jem (Jeremy Renner), the most dangerous of the bunch, is the closest thing Doug has ever had to a brother. But a divide begins to open between the two career criminals when Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage during a particularly tense heist, and the group subsequently discovers that she hails from their own tight-knit suburb. When Jem proposes that the gang make an effort to find out just how much Claire recalls about the crime, Doug fears that his volatile partner may do more harm than good and volunteers himself for the job. Later, Doug turns on the charm while pretending to bump into Claire by chance, and becomes convinced that she doesn't suspect him of being the same man who just robbed her bank. As the feds turn up the heat on the gang, Doug finds himself falling for Claire, and searching desperately for a means of cutting his ties to his criminal past. But with each passing day, Jem grows increasingly suspicious of Doug's true motivations. Now caught between two worlds with no chance of turning back, Doug realizes that his only hope for finding a happy future is to betray the only family he's ever known.
Reviews
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "This taut story about a guy trying to get out of the criminal life into which he was born is loaded with action, but it's also so smartly written that a complex character study rests at its heart." 09/10/2010
Hollywood Reporter "Affleck excels at capturing the insularity of the locale..." 09/08/2010
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "THE TOWN is full of great exchanges, great scenes, all of them infused with authenticity." 10/01/2010
Entertainment Weekly "[A] rich, dark, pulpy mess of entanglements that fulfills all the requirements of the genre, and it is told with an ease and gusto that make the pulp tasty." -- Grade: A- 09/09/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "Affleck has the stuff of a real director....It's an effective thriller, he works closely with actors, he has a feel for pacing." 09/15/2010
USA Today "Affleck has a keen eye for cinematic stories and wisely chooses one set in a city he knows intimately. He has an evident knack for orchestrating involving action scenes." 09/17/2010
Los Angeles Times "[A] fast-paced, character-driven heist movie that combines robberies with romance and solidifies Affleck's reputation as an actor with a genuine gift for directing." 09/17/2010
A.V. Club "[Affleck's] second feature, THE TOWN, is a looser and more sprawling affair, more conventional, but also more assured." 09/16/2010
Wall Street Journal "Ben Affleck works both sides of the camera to impressive effect in THE TOWN, a dramatic thriller that fulfills its considerable ambitions." 09/17/2010
Movieline "The movie is as slick and tightly constructed as Affleck's debut, GONE BABY GONE....Affleck shoots each heist like the performance it is..." 09/17/2010
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "It's a smart, bold genre exercise that's enormous fun to watch, harking back to gritty urban thrillers of the 1970s with an assured sense of tone and style." 09/17/2010
Rolling Stone 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] gripping human drama disguised as a blazing heist film that comes on like gangbusters." 09/15/2010
Uncut 3 stars out of 5 -- "There is a juddering, brilliantly choreographed FRENCH CONNECTION-style car chase through crowded streets and narrow alleyways..." 11/01/2010
Sight and Sound "There's a strong sense of milieu....The set-piece heists and car chases are executed with impressive skill and pacing..." 11/01/2010
Actors
Rebecca Hall
Ben Affleck
Jeremy Renner
Jon Hamm
Cast & Crew
Rebecca Hall - Star
Ben Affleck - Star
Jeremy Renner - Star
Jon Hamm - Star
Blake Lively - Star
Bobby Curcuro - Co-Star
Georgia Lyman - Co-Star
Ted Arcidi - Co-Star
Gary Galone - Co-Star
Jeremiah Kissel - Co-Star
Corena Chase - Co-Star
Chris Cooper - Co-Star
Peter Looney - Co-Star
Pete Postlethwaite - Co-Star
Tony V - Co-Star
Titus Welliver - Co-Star
Ben Affleck - Screenwriter
Donald Murphy - Assistant Director
Robert Elswit - Director of Photography
Allen L. Hall - Special Effects Supervisor
Gary M. Hymes - Stunt Coordinator
Steve Maslow - Sound Re-Recording
Alexander Witt - 2nd Unit Director
Alexander Witt - 2nd Unit DOP
Harry Gregson-Williams - Composer
Maggie Martin - Set Decorator
Gregg Landaker - Sound Re-Recording
Adam Milo Smalley - Music Editor
Tina Anderson - Post-Production Supervisor
Catherine Marcotte - Hairstylist
David Crockett - Production Manager/UPM
Charlene Amateau - Costumes
Scarlet Letters - Visual Effects Designer
Chuck Hogan - Source Writer
Invisible Effects - Visual Effects Designer
Aaron Stockard - Screenwriter
Trish Seeney - Makeup Designer
David Buckley - Composer
Marleen Alter - Makeup
Peter Craig - Screenwriter
Hy*drau"lx - Visual Effects Designer
Raul Hernandez - Hairstylist
Brian Scannell - Co-Star
Frank Garvin - Co-Star
Owen Burke - Co-Star
Slaine - Co-Star
Dennis McLaughlin - Co-Star
Kerri Dunbar - Co-Star
Isaac Bordoy - Co-Star
Michael Yebba - Co-Star
Daniel Woods - Co-Star
Jimmy Joe Maher - Co-Star
Mark Berglund - Co-Star
Ralph Boutwell - Co-Star
Michael Romig - Co-Star
Michael Malvesti - Co-Star
Jack Neary - Co-Star
Edward O'Keefe - Co-Star
Joe Lawler - Co-Star
Ben Hanson - Co-Star
Brian A. White - Co-Star
Richard Caines - Co-Star
Danny Ring - Co-Star
David Catanzaro - Co-Star
Malik McMullen - Co-Star
Charles C. Winchester III - Co-Star
Adam J. Husband - Co-Star
Susan Rawlinson - Co-Star
Sean Locke - Co-Star
Lennin Pena - Co-Star
James McKittrick - Co-Star
Bryan Connolly - Co-Star
Quan Liang Chen - Co-Star
Alex Winston - Co-Star
Michael F. Murphy - Co-Star
Michele Cressinger - Co-Star
Kimberly Mahoney - Co-Star
Ginaya Green - Co-Star
Nicole Page - Co-Star
Robert Boyden - Co-Star
Jamie Ghazarian - Co-Star
Ben Affleck - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00883929106653
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 278 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Washington Post
Review ...It's a smart, bold genre exercise that's enormous fun to watch, harking back to gritty urban thrillers of the 1970s with an assured sense of tone and style...With its heists, fights, car chases and kick-in-the-pants climax set at Fenway Park, "The Town" lets action, staging and canny editing tell the story. "The Town" has a lot going for it: terrific cast, good writing, some nifty psychological reversals. But the best news is that Affleck makes it all move.
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Reviewer Ann Hornaday
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Premiere
Review ...The Town is well crafted and well acted, and Affleck exhibits an unerring skill not only with actors but with action ... there are several riveting, high-adrenaline set pieces, beginning with MacRay's well-drilled crew taking down Hall's bank and ending with an audacious robbery and shoot out at Fenway Park, that Michael Mann would be proud to call his own. It's the kind of smart, stylish, entertaining and grown-up movie that the studios are making less and less of these days and which, on the strength of his first two films, Affleck is clearly very good at.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Mark Salisbury
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Time
Review ...it's rare to see an ensemble movie like this, so loaded with talented actors, in which virtually all of them get an opportunity to make an impression. Affleck is the boss and the star, but he knows how to share...The Town is a thriller that manages to be pleasingly familiar, yet fresh. It's perverse to say this about something so bloody, but it goes down like cinematic comfort food.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Mary Pols
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal ... has what it takes and then some.
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ...satisfying, flavorful...
Lou Lumenick, New York Times ...a blistering bank-robbery drama with a romantic twist...
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...radiates ferocity and feeling...
Ty Burr, Boston Globe ...it's moody and grim and engrossing...

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