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The Town (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]

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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively
  • Directors: Ben Affleck
  • Writers: Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, Aaron Stockard
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: Dec 17 2010
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0047Z94AQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,298 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Town, The (BD)

Ben Affleck worked triple-time on The Town, in which he directs, stars, and co-adapts Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves. Affleck's Doug MacRay comes from a line of Boston bank robbers. With his father (Chris Cooper) behind bars, he spent most of his childhood in Charlestown with loyal hothead Jem (The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner). Doug had a chance to go legit as a pro hockey player, but he threw it away on drugs and bad behavior. After the armed robbery that opens the film, Jem becomes convinced that bank manager Claire (Vicki Cristina Barcelona's Rebecca Hall) saw something, so Doug, who wore a disguise at the time, sets out to make sure she doesn't tell FBI agent Frawley (Mad Men's Jon Hamm) anything incriminating (Titus Welliver plays Frawley's partner). Doug starts by asking Claire out, and finds she's more shaken than stirred--and that he likes her better than Jem's oxy-addicted sister, Krista (Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), his sometime girlfriend. Unfortunately, neither Jem nor vicious enforcer Fergie (Pete Postlethwaite) will cut him loose until he orchestrates two more scores--the last to take place at Fenway Park. If The Town offers fewer surprises than Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, he raises the stakes with well-planned heists, nerve-jangling car chases, and deadly shootouts. Though Affleck looks too clean-cut to portray a thug, he gives a nicely understated performance, while Hall proves an inspired choice as a woman who could make a bad guy turn good--or die trying. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Inkhorn HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Sept. 25 2011
Format: DVD
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By falcon on Feb. 5 2011
Format: Blu-ray
i really enjoyed this's the second film directed by Ben Affleck,who also stars in the film.i thought it was well written.the dialogue was very good.the movie flowed very well from one scene to another.there is a fair amount of action which is well done,and there is lots of tension and suspense.the acting is good all around,but i thought Jeremy Renner was really impressive as James Coughlin as was Blake Lively as Krista Coughlin.the Boston accent is pretty thick at times,so you might want to use caption or subtitles so you don't miss anything.there is a fair amount of strong language here,as well as some nudity.and of course being a crime drama,there is some violence,but it's not a violent as you would expect.the extended version clocks in at 150 minutes compared to the theatrical version of 125 minutes.i can't compare the two,as i only viewed the extended cut,but i will say it never found it boring or slow.for me,The Town (extended cut) is a 4/5
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ajack15 on Jan. 7 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
As someone previously mentioned, the product is inaccurately described. I ordered the Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy and what I received was the Extended Cut blu-ray. No DVD or Digital Copy was included. Not the end of the world but when you order a specific item, that is the item you hope to receive. Other than this order, I have had nothing but great experiences with Amazon and will continue to make purchases in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan C on April 6 2011
Format: DVD
My favorite movie of 2010. Not an academy award type film, but a true guy's movie. If you don't like crime, swearing and violence - stay away! Great film.
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By The Movie Guy HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on July 22 2015
Format: DVD
A group of thugs from Charlestown, Boston, Mass. rob a bank. They take the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) along with them. They take her license and leave her by the ocean, only to find out she lives 4 blocks away. Ben Affleck, the brains of the group, stalks her to find out what she knows. He starts to date her and falls in love, or at least a Charlestown version of love, he buys her dinner, they have sex and he gets her a necklace. The relationship was not well developed due to the bad writing of Affleck who was more concerned about his scene shots than giving us a believable script. Ben and his boys rob more places. The FBI knows everyone in the gang who committed the crimes and start to close in to a final climatic scene.

Not Affleck's best role. Never write, direct and star in the same movie. This movie was referenced by the GOP to describe their relationship to the Tea Party with Affleck being the GOP and the Tea Party being his psycho killer friend...and the Tea Party liked the analogy.(Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.)

PARENTAL GUIDE: Sex, F-bombs, no nudity.
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By K. Gordon TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 3 2011
Format: Blu-ray
A strong, fun and very well detailed crime thriller, but not nearly as
subtle or emotionally and morally complex as Affleck's earlier 'Gone
Baby Gone'.

There's a lot of cliché's here, especially in the third
act; car chases, huge over-the-top shootouts which, while well
handled, make this feel much more like a familiar Hollywood movie.
Also, some of the supporting characters fall into 'types' we've seen so
many times before, something 'Gone Baby Gone' avoided,
despite being a hard boiled detective thriller, hardly an
under-done genre. Indeed, a lot of this film, including the main plot
itself treads familiar water, but it does it with enough grown up
intelligence, good acting, and specificity to let us get caught up
anyway. And at least, by the end a few of the 'obvious' set ups, have
led us somewhere different than the standard Hollywood treatment would
lead us to expect.

I just hope Affleck, an obviously extremely talented film-maker,
returns to the kind of thematically richer and more original material
he mined in his first film.
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