2- The Town [7.5]

The tale of four men — thieves, rivals and friends — being hunted through the streets of Boston by a tenacious FBI agent and a woman who might destroy them all.

Perhaps you’re tired of Ben Affleck, movies with loads of Boston accents, and heist dramas. With its relentless pace and superb acting, The Town will let you put your (read: my) biases aside for two hours. Affleck proves himself as a fine director, also turning in his best screen performance to date. As the violent “Jem” Coughlin, Jeremy Renner steals every scene he appears in. Though the final shot is arguably its biggest flaw, The Town is still one of the better heist films of the last few years.

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