|Movie Review: 'The Town'|
|Written by Ryley Murphy, Vidette Blogger|
|Monday, 07 February 2011 20:54|
“The Town” is a movie that I have been meaning to watch and only recently got the opportunity to this past weekend.
I was, to say the very least, impressed with the acting of Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner.
Renner, who portrayed one of Affleck’s accomplices, appeared to be born to play this role. Affleck’s love interest in the film, Rebecca Hall, also played a very convincing role.
However, it was somewhat overshadowed by these two (Affleck and Renner).
The sole plot of the film was based around a group of friends/partners in crime who also happened to be avid bank robbers.
Their various heists were easily the high points of the film with no shortage of gun fire and head shots. How could you go wrong there, right?
Affleck, also the director of the film, gave one of his best performances since Pearl Harbor in my opinion. He was able to portray his character (Doug MacRay) in a very convincing fashion. His phony Boston accent even seemed to be nearly flawless.
Keep in mind that I have never been a Ben Affleck lover and, in fact, have never given him much credit for his past works.
This film, however, makes it clear that he truly deserves the significant amount of popularity that surrounds him. In regards to his appearances on the big screen, it seems that Affleck has been relatively quiet as of late and I definitely hope that this will soon change.
For those of you who haven’t gotten the opportunity to watch this film, I would highly recommend it.
The enticing plot combined with the quality acting makes it a must-see in my opinion…