|Directed by||Ben Affleck|
|Produced by||Graham King
|Screenplay by||Ben Affleck
|Based on||Prince of Thieves by
|Music by||Harry Gregson-Williams
|Editing by||Dylan Tichenor|
Thunder Road Film
I believe Ben Affleck has found his true calling. At first, I thought the exceptional Gone Baby Gone could be a fluke–beginners luck–but this solidifies his directing chops. He has an ease with characters, dialogue and action. The film flows with a natural rhythm that never seems forced or “hollywood”. Well done, Mr. Affleck…well done, indeed!
I love everything. There was nothing wrong with this movie. The story was real and plausible. The actors were dead on–shout out to Jeremy Renner, who continues being one of my newest crushes (The Hurt Locker)–he is electrifying on-screen–I know–electrifying?? But he is! And the action was tense.
What is sad, is that The Town is the kind of mature storytelling that is being produced less and less. It almost feels like a dying breed. Here’s to hoping that Ben Affleck can help bring it back!