Sunday, March 4, 2012

Movie #97 - The Town

Fergus 'Fergie' Colm: You know they either geld a horse with a knife or with chemicals. When your Daddy said "no" to me, I did him the chemical way.


The Town

Ben Affleck really knows his stuff, as co-writer, director and lead actor. But the real star is Jeremy Renner whose performance in this film is on par with his acting in The Hurt Locker, which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

The cast - Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively and Pete Postlethwaite - were absolutely amazing!

Affleck's direction is character driven, tense, brutal and engaging filled with gritty action scenes; the screenplay which is adapted from Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves is smartly written and the location, Boston, synchronizes together all the elements that make the movie work.

This is a crime/heist thriller is a fine cinematic experience, certainly one of the best films of 2010..