#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert ‘Gloansy’ Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug’s mother ran off and Doug’s father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James’ single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. They find out that Claire lives in Charlestown, so they want to ensure that she did not see anything that could incriminate them if they were to ever run into her. As such, Doug begins a personal relationship with her to find out what she knows and what she’s told the police and the FBI, who have taken charge of the investigation. He learns that she has kept some information from the authorities for her own protection but information that could identify James in particular. But Doug slowly falls for her, as she does for him. Ultimately, Doug dreams about leaving his Charlestown life to be with Claire anywhere but there. But Doug has to try and keep his true identity from her, and keep the fact that he is seeing her from his colleagues. But leaving is not as easy as he would like as he and the gang are tasked with a big job by a local gangster named Fergie whether Doug likes it or not. And Adam Frawley, the FBI’s lead investigator, comes into evidence that links the foursome to the bank robbery and a subsequent armored car heist, so is on their tail for evidence that will send them away dead or alive.
Plot: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.
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You know people get up everyday, tell themselves something’s gonna change their lives.
The Town is Charlestown, Boston, a place where crime is a way of life. Following a bank robbery, professional thief Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) has to keep a watch on bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) because after using her as hostage leverage during escape from the heist, she is the only witness who could possibly identify his gang. But once the two meet they start to fall for each other, forcing MacRay to re-evaluate his life in Charlestown. It’s a re-evaluation that will upset a lot of people close to him and the gangster boss who hires him, and all this at a time when FBI agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm) is closing in on the gang.
One of the most startling things about Ben Affleck’s second film as director is that even with the conventional plot, and the formulaic characters, it’s still an exhilarating and fresh picture. With Affleck comfortable in his Boston surroundings, it’s evident that he and the team went for authenticity, something which in the main they achieve. Sure there’s the odd implausible moments, they are – like it or not – cops and robbers staples, but “The Town” is not your standard run of the mill actioner. It is, for want of pigeon holing, a modern day noir, resplendent with bleak mood and well oiled characters. Based on Chuck Hogan’s novel “Prince of Thieves”, pic follows the formula of a rotten town with rotten people doing their best or worst to live and get by. Into the pot comes the bad guy who meets a good woman who wants to leave his crappy life and crappy home behind. So far so well trodden path, then, but this is not a giant gangland operation, like, say, “The Departed” or “The Godfather” et al, this is a small neighbourhood setting, with a small group of everyday dressed young men. It’s one of the reasons why Affleck’s film feels so very authentic.
Helping to exude the naturalistic and human feel of the drama is that Affleck doesn’t overdo his action sections, yet they are terrific sections for sure. This is not Tony Scott/Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer action for popcorn excess. From the electric kick-start of the first heist, to the mid-section car chase – and to the knock out coup de grâce set in motion at Red Sox Stadium – Affleck shows great skill as a crafter of action – aided superbly by Dylan Tichenor’s energised editing. Other violence is swift and to the point, the director knowing not to dwell too long on vicious passages in the narrative, thus keeping his characters free of caricatures. Mind, he is thankful to the great cast assembled for his picture, for this is very much an actors piece. Well written without flabby periods of talk for talk sake, The Town provides proper drama for proper actors – and that includes the director himself.
Jeremy Renner is quickly turning into the go to guy for edginess, here as MacRay’s best pal, Jem, he deals out a frightening loose cannon turn. Chris Cooper and Pete Postlethwaite have small roles, but both impact hard on proceedings, both memorable and both adding a touch of classy know how. Hamm arguably has the hardest role, for as FBI Agent Frawley he has to carry on his own the other plot thread that is the investigation. Not just that, but the film lends itself to one which dares you to root for the bad guys, it’s a tough ask of the “Mad Men” actor but he nails it, with one two-fold scene in a bar, as he grills MacRay’s ex, Krista (Blake Lively heartfelt and believable), particularly offering a glimpse of what a good actor he can be. Ultimately the main load has to be carried by Affleck and Hall as the central doomed lovers. There is death and misery every where in Charlestown – and for the protagonists of the story, including Doug & Claire. Their relationship offers hope, a beacon of hope in a murky world, but it’s a relationship founded on black secrets and built around falsehoods. That Affleck & Hall draw us in with charm and acting gravitas further serves notice as to why The Town is top draw stuff.
Hardships, hard decisions and hard characters come alive in The Town, a great modern day drama that’s showing “Gone Baby Gone” was no fluke, this lad Affleck really is some director. 9/10
Good movie with good cast.
No new plot but well performed and entertaining.
I’ll see you again…
I was wrong about Ben Affleck. I never believed that Affleck was ever a star. I never saw him as a director-type. I do admit I was wrong, though. Ben Affleck was truly incredible as Doug McCray, and I’ve never seen him work his acting at such a high level. As far as the plot of the film goes, it’s very engaging. The trailer doesn’t give this film justice as it’s very intense and romantic at times.
Jeremy Renner is quite intimidating and Blake Lively is sexy, Ben Affleck is gripping and the supporting cast is incredibly powerful. I think the movie was powerful and not at all predictable. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen and if Doug would get away. It’s such a greatly crafted movie. From writing to acting this film is wickedly astounding.
I thought that the sex scene was over too quickly, but it was made up with all the action. I thoroughly enjoyed the chase scenes. I thought the action sequences were well-drawn out. I loved the bank robbery scenes of the blue masks and the nun outfits. I especially liked Ben’s scenes with the sledge hammer and the scene where he says, “if I think anything might happen to her, I’m gonna kill both of you.” It’s a clip from the trailer, but it’s so much better when it happens in the film.
It’s driven as an action film with drama and romance on the side. There’s a few chuckles along the way, but pretty much sparse. I thought the romance was done just enough and I felt the drama was perfectly done and drastically added to the plot, as well as the tone of the film.
It’s certainly the best heist movie I’ve ever seen. In comparison, if you called Inception a heist movie, this movie is a better heist movie. I really think this is the Heat of the decade. I truly believe that Affleck is in his peek of his career and this is his greatest performance, directing, writing and acting. I’m overjoyed and excited to see his next piece of work.
Wait, didn’t I already see this?
Typically movies do not make enough of an impact on me that I feel I need to comment. “The Town” however is certainly one of those movies. How a movie like this can be made without a ton of money being exchanged between the writers of the original work and the plagiarists who reconstituted a couple of old script’s is beyond me? This movie simply combined the plots of two previous made Hollywood movies entitled “Heat” and “Point Break”, packaged it in a different city, Boston instead of Los Angeles, and added the dreadful acting and directing of Ben Affleck. I just wish I could get my money back for having paid for this awful movie. After all, I’ve already see “Heat” and “Point Break” dozens of times and like them both. I’m not going to rehash the storyline but I do want to point out a few things that particularly annoyed me about this movie. The first is the part is the rip from “Shawshank Redemption” where she dug up the bag of money. This scene worked so magnificently in Shawshank because you desperately wanted the characters to end up in Zihuatanejo as free men. When the female character in “The Town” dug up the bag, I was hoping she would give it to the authorities so they could expedite the process of tracking down the thug murderer who buried it there and throw him in the electric chair. In other words, I didn’t find any of characters sympathetic, compelling or likable. Second, are we really supposed to believe a successful, single, very good looking woman would fall for an uneducated, ruthless killer thug from Southie? Really? Finally, in this day and age of “CSI” and “BONES”, are we supposed to believe Affleck’s character is just going to lay low in Florida for the rest of his life? That final scene was almost as ridiculous as the part where he was working out. What was that? Was that some sort of dare between he and his Hollywood buddies to have a comparatively and equally lame scene like the one in “Top Gun” when they are playing volleyball? If you have not seen this movie yet, save yourself the time and money.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min), 2 hr 30 min (150 min) (DVD extended cut), 2 hr 33 min (153 min) (BluRay) (USA)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Ben Affleck
Writer Peter Craig (screenplay), Ben Affleck (screenplay), Aaron Stockard (screenplay), Chuck Hogan (novel)
Actors Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 45 nominations.
Production Company GK Films, Thunder Road Film
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision Primo and PCZ Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,404 m (Sweden), 3,431 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema