For April 20th- The Town

The skinny: Ben Affleck plays the leader of a group of bank robbers in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown.  He begins to dislike his lifestyle after he falls for a hostage taken in a recent robbery.

Story/Writing: 2/2

A normal “bank robbers on the run” kind of plot.  A bit predictable at times, but it was never a problem, especially because the subplot kept things interesting enough.

Acting: 1.5/2

Great Bostonian characters, but a couple are off.

Photography/Set: 2/2

Realistic sets with a lot of on-location shooting.  The action sequences are really great too, with good pacing.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Tense gunplay, most of it being done live-fire.  The music is a little lacking, though, which works against the emotions of some scenes.

Misc: 1.5/2

A good crime genre flick that deals with real people and the family bonds they have.

VERDICT: 8.5/10

Good for action movie fans who need some quality in their lives.

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