Today I sat down to watch The Town for the first time as it was recommended by someone I know so I checked it out. The Town is the 2nd film directed by Ben Affleck and centers around a crew of bank robbers lead by Doug MacRay (played by Ben Affleck) and the FBI trying to hunt them down.
This film has quite a few positives which include: great acting, outstanding heist scenes, a good and intriguing story and I was satisfied with the end. To expand on these, I loved all the performances in this film and thought that the casting choices fit the roles well; also all three heists in this film were really good and well thought out, it was the reason I watched the movie and it didn't disappoint. The story was very good as I couldn't figure out the ending until it happened, also how the robbers adapted to the situation was clever and the progression of the story was good and kept me intrigued; furthermore it was difficult to figure out who to root for in the film which I really liked. The ending of the film was satisfying as sometimes in these kinds of film can end badly but in this film the ending was believable. This film doesn't really have any negatives the only thing I can think is that I wasn't that emotionally attached to the characters but that rarely happens to me; also the story is intriguing but not complex, which if it was it would make this even better as complex films are my favourite kind of film.
So overall I really enjoyed this film and thought it was a very good heist film, so taking everything into consideration I rate this film: