If you’d like to see a preposterous, movie about cops and robbers that glamorizes violent criminals then by all means run out and go see The Town. Otherwise, save your money.

Ben Affleck is Doug MacRay, the head of a bank robbery crew in Charlestown, Boston, which at the beginning of the film we’re told has the distinction of having produced the most bank robbers in the U.S. During one of these robberies, Doug and his gang take a hostage, Claire Keesey played by Rebecca Hall and later release her unharmed. As it turns out, Claire lives in the neighborhood and Doug decides to follow her and find out how much she knows or remembers about the incident. Of course, he becomes involved with her and complications ensue. One of them being that there is absolutely no chemistry between the two actors. Continue reading »

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