This tale of lowlifes committing armed robberies in Boston has many elements in its favor. Ben Affleck not only directs well, but turns in a solid performance at the top of a fine cast. Still, the film never quite equals the sum of its parts, with the story dragging and ultimately disappointing with its at best murky take on morality. Not bad, really, but not particularly good.
**⅝ (out of *****)
©2018 David R. George III
2010 • 2 HOURS, 5 MINUTES
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• BEN AFFLECK