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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

Lights! Camera! Action!

The Town

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
WARNER BROS. PICTURES • LEGENDARY PICTURES • GK FILMS • THUNDER ROAD FILM

STARRING
• BEN AFFLECKREBECCA HALLJON HAMMJEREMY RENNER

ALSO STARRING
• BLAKE LIVELYTITUS WELLIVERPETE POSTLETHWAITECHRIS COOPER

WRITTEN BY
• PETER CRAIG AND BEN AFFLECK & AARON STOCKARD (SCREENPLAY)
• CHUCK HOGAN (BASED ON THE NOVEL PRINCE OF THIEVES BY)

DIRECTED BY
• BEN AFFLECK

2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (1)
• BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: JEREMY RENNER (LOST TO CHRISTIAN BALEFOR THE FIGHTER)

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