It's probably a 4 star movie, well directed and acted, just a very maudlin subject.
Good movie. Plenty of action. Good story line. We do feel sympathy for Ben's character but should we? We wouldn't in real life. Jeremy Renner is nearly in every film these days lol. Worth a watch.
Shows the interaction of four adopted boys who investigate and revenge the death of their mother. Set in the Bronx when the Irish Italian majority has moved out and up, the simple story line is developed through the complex interaction of the four "boys" among themselves and with the corrupt cop and gangster who killed their mother. Very staisfying and unexpected ending.
A poor man's "Heat". Not even in the same league but with very similar storylines.
I really enjoyed this movie and ended up having a lot of sympathy for Ben Affleck's character. Being in the situations the boys found themselves in with no other options and just become what is around them (nature/nuture??) was really interesting and sad to watch. Well done and highly enjoyable.
Good Movie - Ben Affleck is really doing some good stuff these days. Plenty of action and suspense and a great cast. Well worth a watch.
good directing and acting by Ben Affleck better than i expected. action, car chases, cops and robbers.
Entertaining movie to watch
Really enjoyed this film which has something for everyone; plenty of action, tension between credible characters, a doomed romance and a moral dilemma. Ben Affleck, post J Lo infatuation, is emerging as a decent writer, director and actor. Like the setting for 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Gone baby gone'; working class Boston is clearly a spiritual home that brings out the best of his abilities.
Althought his movie was slow in parts, the action scenes were just that, full of action.
Really enjoyed this film. Lots of twists and turns and very good acting. Best movie Ben Affleck has made since Good Will Hunting.
A lot better than i was expecting. Good show. Worth a watch!
I shouldn't have read the reviews about this movie as years ago I made the same mistake when someone told me that "HEAT" was crap and I listened. Years later we watched "HEAT" and loved it. We enjoyed this movie and Ben Affleck did great at directing and acting in it. If you like HEAT you will like this movie.
Great movien Top bit of acting by Ben Affleck.
Interesting story but not gripping.
Boring at times, bit slow on the storyline but interesting enough. Worth watching, has an edge to it that makes it a sucsesful movie, great acting by all and I enjoyed it. Not bad
I hope Ben Affleck concentrates on directing from now on. He really knows what he is doing.
Who would want to live in Boston with so many criminals. Not a bad movie.
After reading a review stating that it was strong directorial debut by Ben Affleck we gave it go. 20 minutes of mumbling by an almost incomprehesible cast my wife and I gave up. We fast forwarded to the end and my better half said I told you 90 minutes ago that is how it would end.
Gritty and well acted, good script which showed how everyone is ultimately trapped by their background and the past.
Highly recommend, Ben Afleck was great. Worth a watch
Not a box office hit, but it kills some time
Fantastic car chase in this movie. Brilliantacting & script!
Good... but too padded... had a lot of the qualities of Michael Mann's 'Heat'
Great edge of your seat veiwing with a love story thrown in.
poor, boring, predictable.
Besides Affleck providing a solid performance. Rebecca Hall is terrific as the bank manager and Affleck's love interest. It's was interesting to see a smaller name in such a big role but it worked to the films advantage. She seemed perfect to play an out of town girl, who gets involved with someone as sleazy and shady as Doug. Jon Hamm did a perfect job as the lead FBI agent. I haven't seen him in many other movies but his mannerisms fit my ideal image of a FBI agent. Jeremy Renner, who played James was just nuts! He played this whacked out character perfectly. The guy seemed to not care about anything and anyone but did it in such a believable fashion. He truly was a demented and troubled soul in the film and really acted his heart out to show that. The one person I do have to say didn't really wow me was Blake Lively. I will admit it was nice seeing her play a really dark and gritty role, which is out of her normal character but she wasn't convincing to me. I just had a hard time believing her as a trashy person. I am sure many would disagree but trashy I couldn't picture.
Found this to be boring and a bit self indulgent - very slow story that did not keep my attention at all.
Not bad. The action scenes were somteimes a little too long and violent but the performances were very good . worth a watch
couldn't get into this movie ... didnt watch it all
Not a bad effort from Affleck, being in front and behind the camera.
Didn't try and live every moment of every film he'll star and direct/produce
in this one try. A bit of action and blokey stuff, worth a look, as a warm up
for a feature film, I think he's on the right track.
Great action great storyline well exacuted,even a surprising romance. Somthing for both sexs. Dives deeper into the main character played by MATT DAMON more than most movies in this genr'e. Lets face it MATT could just stand there reciting poetry and I would still watch it.But this one deserves 4 STARS and an extra one for MATT, but to be fair I almost never give 5.
we did not enjoy this movie, too much bad language for us and difficult to get into.
An average movie that moves very slowly with a very predictable ending, would choose many other movies over the top of this one; wait until weekly.
Dont know what all the hype was about. Bland, tried and tested plot with weak romance and uninteresting actors.
For me this movie had a similar feel as that of the 2009 release Armored, and the 1991 release Point Break. For those not into the story line, there is just enough action to warrant a look see. Although not totally memorable, this would probably be the only reason I went back and watched it again.
Enjoyable movie with a good plot and good actors but terrible bad language throughout just for the sake of it.
Great action movie, Worth watching again.
Slow-boiling drama with a violent showdown, and great performances all round.
Great action, romance, bit of everything
bit slow to start but gets faster and better enjoyed it good story.
action was good. Overall a worthwhile film
Not sure what the other reviewers were so excited about - not a bad movie, but just your average cops and robbers thriller.
We thought this one was pretty boring and predictable.
Great movie... excellent story. If you like "Heat" then you'll love this one.
Great movie. It was gritty but not over the top. Ben Affleck was really good in this role, you end up being on the robbers side!
Very Good. Very Violent with just as much course language Lots of scenery and great actors.
Great movie, really enjoyed!
I highly recommend this movie - it's really cleverly written and directed. A must see!
LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS MOVIE... Had me on the edge of my chair! Ben Affleck played the part to a T and it was very interesting to read a lot of the facts regarding bank robberies happening in Boston this year!!!! Must watch! I sure enjoyed every minute :)
Likeable, entertaining, worth a look!
Excellent. Watched it twice. Ben Affleck was fantastic in this movie and he had a great supporting cast and story line also.
Typical bank heist film with ok performances. Some parts of Town felt like it was copying, unsuccessfully, the classic film Heat - contest between the lawman and perp, last job before the "hero" quits his life of crime, hero's girlfriend doesn't know who he really is......
slow start, but very good
Good movie entertaining to watch.
4 star movie I could watch again. Excellent direction and acting by Ben Affleck, coupled with Jeremy Renner hard-hitting performance provides thoughtful management about their relationship and what happens to it. You get a realistic insight into a family of bank robbers, their misguided values and their struggle with the Law. An innocent crime victim's dilemma choosing between right and wrong. Strong action shoot out scenes, great chemistry between the two main lovers, few unexpected turns, overall a quality night's entertainment. RECOMMENDED
Good film, well paced and well played by Ben Affleck. Terribly corny ending (what is it with Hollywood movies - they can't resist!) so i wish I had turned off 2 minutes before the end and I would have come away more impressed. But other than that, a quite fine film. Pity John Hamm's character wasn't stretched in terms of performance. I would like to see what he's capable of in a feature film.
Crime thrillers are not one of my favourite genres but I really enjoyed this movie. Excellent acting all round, I especially liked Ben Affleck's and Rebecca Hall's characters, I felt a lot of empathy for them. Fast paced, suspenseful and very believable, with a good dose of restrained romance thrown in, this is an excellent Cops
Enjoyed the movie. Good action scenes and drama. Special features were interesting.
Great film, intriguing and unpredictable plot. Well developed, believable characters. Highly recommended.
A really gritty, well made heist film. Shades of Heat (De Niro/Pacino) with some of the street battles. Affleck really captures the essence of the the Detroit suburb he resides in. Terrific viewing. They are talented people, those Affleck boys.
Action packed. good story line. enjoyed movie
Very solid movie in all areas, most people should enjoy this film. For me the beginning of the relationship wasn't very believable. Some fantastic, tense action sequences. Found it enjoyably very similar to Heat in terms of feel and style but a little too similar with quite a few plot elements and scenes. Its cliched and predictable but the action and scenes with jeremy renner make this an enjoyable expereince.
Top movie, from start to finish. Ben Affleck is back in town. He co-wrote and directed this and he has done a great job.
Fantastic! Gripping from start to finish. All the characters have depth. Jeremy Renner is just plain frightening. Ben Affleck - kudos to you! You are not a director or actor I like but you've made an amazing movie.
Brilliant movie suspense form the opening scene...highly recommend
This movie had a decent script and good acting but it was a little slow and a bit boring.
nothing special in my book, except for the permament 5 o'clock shadows of the main FBI guy (always the same) and affleck's.
A very good movie. Better than I expected. Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall are very good in the leading roles. I won't spoil the story, but it certainly has a few twist in the story.
As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. Enjoyable
Ben Affleck be still my beating heart. Jen Garner I'll have him if you're over him. A gritty well done movie. Has the obligatory numerous F words thrown in and lotsa shooting. But then you'd expect that. With all the fuss about Blake she didn't even register for me in this. Rebecca is very good. Affleck actually has good directing skills.