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The Town (Blu-ray/DVD Ultimate Collector's Edition)
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
This review applies just to the two disc blue ray extended cut version and I can sum it up in two words - "DON'T BOTHER". Don't get me wrong, "The Town" is a great movie even though it softens the character of Doug Macrae AND lets him live at the end. Also, it eliminates the relationship with the FBI agent and adds some sex. Still a great gangster movie. Ben Affleck had the same problem with "Gone Baby Gone". Anyone who read the book knows that Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan were totally wrong as Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro but still it was a fine movie. The problem with the extended version of "The Town" is that the added scenes were added haphazardly and didn't always make sense. There was one or two scenes that added a little nuance but was not really worth it. Not like the extended versions of "The Lord of the Rings" movies which really added to the theatrical releases. My guess is that Ben Affleck didn't have anything to do with the extended versions because he seem more professional than that.

The other reason I bought the extended version was that I had read somewhere that a version of the movie had been done with a different ending and I was hoping that it was more in keeping with the book. Unfortunately, the purchase did not fulfill the desire. So don't bother with the extended version, especially if you already have the regular one. It is not worth it.

Though I rated this with "one star" for the above reason, the movie is actually at least "four stars" leaning very heavily into "five stars".
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on April 24, 2015
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Excellent movie. Ben Affleck rocks!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 30, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant VideoVerified Purchase
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. The pros are that Ben and other fine actors are in it. Love that it shows a part of Boston many of us are unaware of. But the film suffers from some major braking flaws.

1) It's difficult if not impossible to have any sympathy/empathy for Ben's character - this makes it hard to care that much about what happens.

2) Ben's accomplices, well, one in particular, is so gross that, because Ben does nothing, it puts it on him (the only thing both deserve is to be put away).

3) I used to live in Boston, and there aren't that many women who are as attractive and, yes, unfathomably stupid, as the woman who plays opposite Ben's character. This movie is bad enough that I'm starting to watch it for the sake of humor.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on December 24, 2012
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
I received this and it is not the ultimate edition, It is just a regular Digibook version. Very misleading description so watch out for that.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This is one of those movies that is so derivative, you can literally start listing the films that Affleck lifted ideas from. Thief is one of them for sure, Heat is another, Ronin, so on and so forth. At least in those movies, the characters have personality and the audience can like them. The characters in The Town are absolutely unmemorable and unlikable. Even bad characters can be sentimental. Affleck just didn't try to make this film better. It's contrived, in every way imaginable. I can't believe so many people like it too. They must not have a Netflix account. Expand your tastes in film, people.
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8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2011
Format: DVD
Boring Sentimental Tripe: That says it all. In between the god-awful story about a murderous robber with a heart of gold, and his love affair with a bank manager whom he has terrorized during a robbery - yup, that's what I said! Maybe the Town is Stockholm! - there are some okay action sequences which are nevertheless totally unrealistic: the bad guys never seem to make a mistake.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2015
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
damaged and returned.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
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The movie skips n Just stop thru the movie makes it hard t watch I feel that I deserve a better one if these movies n I would send this one back
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15 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
What kind of accent was it that Ben Affleck was using in the first minutes of the movie? And then what did it change to? The acting was unconvincing in other ways, too, as if neighbors getting together and making a play. The F bomb was dropped every two seconds like seventh graders, but I didn't feel any of the grit you would really find in the city. So many machine guns fired but nobody was hit! When "Doug" says "Let me explain!" What was he going to explain?? Luckily the girl says, "No, Leave!" so he doesn't have to say anything!! Instead he just backs away out the door. And then there she is again in that damn pea patch. And oops! I guess she just decided to quit her job as bank manager. Not to mention the whole morality issues in this movie. The main character is somehow supposed to be a "good guy" but he's NOT a good guy! You can't just beat people with pipes and shoot them with machine guns over and over and rob so many banks and be a good guy just because your mother left you when you were 6 and you gifted a skating rink with the stolen money! The whole movie just got on my nerves. I don't understand it's being so well acclaimed. I just don't get it. I didn't like it at all!
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2014
Format: Blu-rayVerified Purchase
Everything came on time and nicely packed. But the movie doesn't have sound. Can't hear the actors.
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