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.
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.
Great Bostonian characters, but a couple are off.
Realistic sets with a lot of on-location shooting. The action sequences are really great too, with good pacing.
Tense gunplay, most of it being done live-fire. The music is a little lacking, though, which works against the emotions of some scenes.
A good crime genre flick that deals with real people and the family bonds they have.
Good for action movie fans who need some quality in their lives.