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The Town [Blu-ray] (2010)

Ben Affleck , Rebecca Hall , Ben Affleck  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively
  • Directors: Ben Affleck
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, DTS Surround Sound
  • Language: English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Spanish, English, French
  • Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 17, 2010
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (575 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002ZG99NG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,966 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Town [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

Includes theatrical version plus extended cut not seen in theaters
Commentary on both versions by Ben Affleck
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 on both versions; French Dolby 5.1 and Spanish Dolby 5.1 on theatrical version only
Ben's Boston: Actor-director Ben Affleck takes you through the moviemaking process in his hometown. Segments include: The Cathedral of Boston; Nuns with Guns: Filming in the North End; Pulling Off the Perfect Heist; The Town: and more

Editorial Reviews

Ben Affleck follows his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone directorial debut by directing, co-writing and starring in a taut thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. He plays Doug MacRay, leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite and Chris Cooper also star.

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119 of 130 people found the following review helpful
Ben Affleck returns to his old stomping grounds--the working class neighborhoods of Boston--for his second directorial effort "The Town." A solidly constructed crime thriller, "The Town" is at its most successful when it's exploring the specific dynamics of the area in question. Affleck has a sense of the place, the language and rhythm of its inhabitants, that lend an authenticity to the film that elevate it beyond typical genre fare.
That's why he has achieved success working in an area and with characters identifiable to his own upbringing. His previous Boston efforts include "Good Will Hunting" (a screenplay Oscar for Affleck) and "Gone Baby Gone" (Affleck's acclaimed first feature as a director). "Gone Baby Gone," in many ways a standard detective plot, was a huge revelation for being surprisingly hard edged and cynical (it helps to be adapted from a Dennis Lehane book with similar qualities)--and it is that cynicism that made it one of my favorite films of its year.

Now adapting Chuck Hogan's "Prince of Thieves," Affleck casts himself as the stoic lead Doug MacRay. Raised in the Charlestown area, MacRay has been unable to break away from the legacy of his youth, his father, and local crime bosses. He runs a successful crew in robbing banks and armored cars. On a job gone wrong, a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) is temporarily taken hostage. When MacRay's best friend on the job (Jeremy Renner) becomes concerned she might know something to identify them--Affleck sets off to observe her as she lives uncomfortably close to the crew. But getting a little too cozy, he starts to idealize her as an opportunity to escape the life he now feels trapped in. One more big score and maybe he can get a fresh start.

Affleck plays the role with a tight lipped intensity and calm.
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73 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Applause September 25, 2010
I went into this movie knowing absolutely about it, there was little advance hoopla that I can recall, that usually accompanies a major motion picture.

The idea of mask wearing, semi automatic toting nuns at once seems invigorating and slightly surreal, but the viciousness, and sloppy impulse control of one of the robbers played brilliantly by Jeremy Renner (of Hurt Locker) immediately brings us crashing into the reality of what's happening.

These hardened ruthless criminals hide behind a funny mask, and will eliminate anyone who gets in their way. So they kidnap the attractive female bank manager played adorably by Rebecca Hall for leverage, and let her go.

Upon checking her drivers license, and discovering she lives in their neighborhood, the psycho wants her eliminated to cover their tracks. Ben Affleck's character takes the card and decides to investigate her, and discover what she knows. One thing leads to another, and the lives of everyone involved starts to move in ever decreasing circles as the FBI investigation starts closing in.

The story is brilliantly told, and the theater audience responded to the irony of the conversations between the criminal and his unknowing victim.

Ben Affleck's character seems a little at odds with his criminal life, and you wonder why he is a bank robber, nevertheless he has a well developed dark side, and is very resourceful, resourceful enough to be the the architect.

But you also get the sense that here is a guy could go straight if he chose to, and that dilemma of wonder is what makes this movie so great. He makes the good choice of distancing himself from an addicted ex girlfriend, yet makes bad choices as well.
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55 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Crime Thriller With Depth!! Go See It! September 18, 2010
I've wanted to see The Town ever since I saw the first previews of it. First, the story seemed quite intriguing: what happens if a man falls in love with the woman he anonymously took hostage while robbing a bank? Another thing that made me want to see this film is that, unlike many crime dramas, this one seemed to escape the artificially polished Hollywood-ish feel. I had to see it.

...And I was correct on all counts! The Town, which was co-written, directed, and features by Ben Affleck, was every bit of what I thought it would be. The directing was very "real" feeling (especially capturing the working-class feel of Charlestown, MA very well). The script was quite good, not once seeming over-the-top or under-developed. The cast and acting was very good.

But I reserve a separate paragraph for talking about the plot and its execution. This film is somewhere between a crime thriller, a character study, and a romance. It has enough teeth to excite those who like car chases and heists but enough depth of emotion to satisfy those who want strong characters and plot lines. The story revolves around Doug McRay, who robs banks with his friends from Charlestown. On one heist (the movie opener), they deviate from the plan and take a hostage. After letting her go (she never saw them), Doug decides to follow her and talk with her. They end up starting a relationship. The questions: how can Doug keep this secret, and how can he get out of his life of crime?

The plot's execution was very well done: fast enough, slow enough. By the end, you have really identified with Doug McRay and may end up feeling as conflicted as he.

For its great story line, believable direction, and its originality, I give The Town 5 stars and recommend it highly to you.
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Loved this one. The acting was great by all adn the story line was good as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well acted, directed and fimed. It's fast paced ...
Well acted,directed and fimed. It's fast paced and a wild ride. See this film.
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almost true story..5*****
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I have a great deal of respect for Ben Affleck as an actor and director. This movie is pretty bad though (a very generous 2 stars), though I don't like saying it. Read more
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Another Question about the Extended Cut
no about two and a half hours
Jan 3, 2011 by Emma M. Mitchell |  See all 17 posts
Does the DVD also have the extended cut?
only the blu-ray has the extended cut and the dvd is the digital copy in the combo version. I dont think what they did is right. I wish the extended edition was also on dvd for those of us, like me, who do not have a blu-ray player yet.
Dec 8, 2010 by Daisy |  See all 9 posts
The Town $14.99 @ Best Buy This Week
Awesome thanks for the info!
Jan 10, 2011 by F to the Z |  See all 4 posts
Claire Keesey is gullible as all hell.
No woman in her right mind would accept a date with a complete stranger that had approached her in a laundromat

What?! Where do u think people meet? They meet everywhere. You say the word laundromat like it's in the center of hell...what difference does the meeting place make? I agree, agreeing... Read More
Mar 20, 2012 by William Smith |  See all 3 posts
How did Affleck's wife know?
One of Doug's men, Desmond Elden, told Krista about the upcoming heist at Fenway Park, and what hotel Doug was staying in, which enabled Krista to find Doug. Krista had a car accident while DUI..with her infant daughter in the front seat, yet, and received an eye injury for which she was treated... Read More
May 13, 2011 by mplo |  See all 5 posts
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