The Town

In Boston, every year there are over 300 Bank robberies. Most professionals that specialize in this area live in the district of Charleston called the total area of one square mile. Doug macray is one of them. Unlike most of Doug had a chance at success, a chance not to go down the criminal path of his father. Instead, he became the de facto leader of a group of ruthless Bank robbers who pride themselves in the fact that we take what we want and get away with it.

  • Ben Affleck

Release Date: 2010-09-17
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $37,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $154,026,136
Lelia Marita
26 December 2010 | 09:13

In Boston every year there is a huge number of Bank robberies and most of the robbers come from of Charlestown — working poor area of Boston populated mostly by Irish. Four inhabitants of this district have combined their efforts and business of Bank robberies and armored truck. Doug macray (Ben Affleck) develops and plans the operation, Jeremy "JEM" Renner (James Coughlin) skillfully uses violence in the course of the robbery, albert Mahlon (Slane) driver, and Desmond Elden (Owen Burke) specialist in electronics. They live in region and known each other our whole life. At this looting are their family business, etc as father Doug is serving his sentence in prison and the father of "Jam" also was serving a sentence in prison, where was killed, Yes, myself "Jam" spent 9 years murder. The gang acts very cocky, but it is very successfully, but they trail is clever and cunning FBI agent Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm). In one of robbery the criminals take a hostage Bank Manager Claire Kishi (Rebecca Hall), but after the robbery to let her go. Later it turned out that Claire lives with them region and to determine whether it to them danger Doug adjusts casual meeting and acquaintance. However, it casual acquaintance pretty soon grows into a serious feelings and Doug decides to engage with the criminal life. But here to get away from the profession so just not going to the T. C. it boss Fergus "the Florist" Colm (Pete Postlethwaite) threatens to kill Claire, at the time dealt with the mother of Doug, yeah and friends of Doug are not hurry to tie with looting. In the result Dag accepts the most desperate and profitable and the most dangerous Heist in their lives...

About the film, we can say that it is very balanced, without weaknesses. A fascinating story, a lot of the dynamics and actions (in the number of spectacular chase and shootings), good love story, expressively illustrates the theme of friendship (loyalty, fidelity, betrayal, revenge), a vivid major and minor characters in good acting performance. Separately want to draw attention to the camera work, etc K. the picture looks very high quality and thus realistic. And, of course, refinement of details in everything, including appearance and clothes of the main characters, but also the way of life and their life. In located in the film is all that should be good movies of this genre and even a little more.

Very high quality and exciting crime drama with an interesting story and good actors.

8 from 10

Doralynn Sapers
05 October 2012 | 10:41

Sometimes we are committed life such a bad thing. sometimes it seems that no can correct. And it — nothing can fix, except us themselves. Most importantly — just want to, well, and, of course, to act. But what to do if problem is not in your behavior or your attitude to people? What to do if you a dangerous criminal?


Boston is considered the criminal capital of modern America. After another Bank robbery, professional thief Doug decides to test the girl name Claire, verses her in confidence, because she is a witness to their offense. However, Doug unwittingly falls in love with Claire. And feelings lead him to change your life in a better way. But his friends against it.


The acting was amazing. In my opinion, is the first film, in which Ben Affleck finally showed his talent. If that it was some kind of experience or the replay, then in this film he played as a talented actor, who plays the knot with your man's way of life. Even I made a positive impression Jeremy Renner, who plays a friend of Doug James, a hardened felon who does not spare me.

Director and script

This is the first film under directed by Ben Affleck, who was seen by me. Frankly, I never assumed Ben is such a talented Director, despite his poor acting roles. "City of thieves" was very deep and serious films. It is not a Thriller and not a detective Thriller. It's subtle crime drama about the person who is trying to understand yourself. However, the film has one drawback, which sometimes greatly catches eye: the film may seem boring, so as some of the scenes are tight too.


"City of thieves" is quite an unusual film. He can leave a mixed impression. With one hand, the film is a bit boring and covered with an excess of dialogue. But at the same time the film is very insightful and deep, the dialogues are sometimes so full of life sense that you start to think of their way of life.

8 from 10

Livy Hakim
16 July 2015 | 02:02

Movie: "City of thieves" was a very worthy successor to crime thrillers depicting a bunch of criminals. For myself I will put it in a row with "Battle" in 1995 and  the"Usual suspects". It hard at times cruel, brutal and with character. Character fearless, and desperate Bank robbers.

Ben Affleck: who could think the playboy and a handsome Ben will make an excellent Director?! It is difficult to imagine that "City of thieves" — is it work. However, the film is about the Boston criminals, filmed Affleck — became a catalyst to ensure that the aspiring filmmaker a few years later took the best picture of the year.

Doug, who predicted a career as a NHL hockey player, along with your friends, in addition to legitimate earnings, and has a part-time job. He, along with those whom you know with childhood, robbing banks. Their distinguishing feature — insolence. Their rule — no corpses. Their goal — money.

"City of thieves" was shot in excellent criminal manner and tells not only the group of criminals, but and tells of the criminal world of a single area of Boston. The creators managed to convey the atmosphere of life of the citizens who were used to getting up and go with early in the morning to work, and relieve tension in the bar door.

It is here start your journey the future of local authorities and it is ruled by the bosses, which hold in the hands about the whole business. In memory of local godfather in performed by Pete Postlethwaite immediately I remembered the character of Jack Nicholson of"the Departed".

The film is shot in dynamic typical crime films manner with well-filmed shootouts, showdowns in fist the love element — where without him! Oh, by the way, don't agree that Affleck have played the kid in love with the ears. The story love the drama, the relationships, in  the"City of thieves" is simply necessary, because without the film would become in a stupid slaughter for a few hundred thousand bucks.

Here especially pleased with Jeremy Renner again after the "S. W. A. T" which played a negative character. And what is not confirm — nomination for"Oscar" for the best male role of the second plan. It now he Hawkeye of"the Avengers" and before he was James Kouklina — ruthless and brutal, frostbitten half a head comes from the Charleston.

The movie will have you if:

1. Of course, you fan of old Ben;

2. If you like crime movies with large-scale skirmishes;

3. You like the movies, where at least in passing, but talking about activities hockey particular;

4. You love dramatic endings.

In addition, this film is worth seeing more and because the role of Fergus of Colma became Pete Postlethwaite one of the last life.

However, to watch You. Your opinion is not impose.

10 of 10

How much has The Town made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $154,026,136.
How much did it cost to make The Town?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $37,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Town?
This tv-show was directed by Ben Affleck.
What is the genre of The Town?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Thriller, Drama, Best movies 2010.
Who starred in The Town?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively.
What is The Town IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was The Town released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2010-09-17.