Doug Macray is the leader of a group of bank robbers who all come from Charlestown, a part of Boston renowned for bringing forth more armed robbers than any other city in the world.
During their latest heist, circumstances force them to take bank manager Claire Keesey hostage for a short while but little after they’ve let her go, they find out that she actually lives in Charlestown.
Doug decides to check whether or not she would be able to identify them but while scouting her, he starts to fall in love. With the FBI on their heels, Doug decides to do one last big heist with his crew in order to get enough money together to fulfill his dream and get away from his life of crime.
Sound and Vision:
We get both the theatrical and the extended cut on the disc and instead of just adding the extra scenes, both versions are integrally included. The result of this is that there’s some artifacts and blurring present in the darker scenes, but not enough to disturb the casual viewer. The rest of the transfer is really great with heavy contrast, spectacular texture, lifelike flesh tones and excellent detail.
The audio comes with a lossless track that’s action-centered and dynamic but never really gets over-the-top. Instead focus on detail is extremely high. Charlestown is really brought to life, each gunshot or tire squealing is clearly heard, and dialogues are crystal clear. No messy action track but perfect detail.
– Ben’s Boston (“Pulling off the Perfect Heist,” “The Town,” “Nuns With Guns,” “The Real People of the Town,” “Ben Affleck: Director & Actor,” and “The Cathedral of Boston”)
– Two versions of the movie: theatrical and extended cut
– Digital Copy
The Town is the second movie of Ben Affleck and I must say I was impressed. The movie has plenty of action but also has a deep storyline that shows the characters have actual emotions. Just like in Heat, the tension builds perfectly and there’s just enough action scenes present to get some pressure off at the right times.
Yes, The Town doesn’t have an Al Pacino or a Robert DeNiro present, but the cast does an excellent job and I doubt things could have been much better with someone else at the helm. Ben Affleck has done a terrific job and made one of the best bank robber movies of the last decade. Must-have!