The Town is Ben Affleck’s second time in the director’s chair. It’s a good movie but it’s not on the same level as his first movie, Gone Baby Gone, which is one of the best movies of 2007. “The Town” is about a bank robber in Boston who wants to get out of the business but can’t — the kind of story that’s been told many times. It could have been better if the story wasn’t so predictable and if Affleck wasn’t the star, but it’s still a half-decent movie that shows that Affleck knows how to make intelligent, gritty dramas. If he keeps at it like this, he’s only going to get better as a director.
(This is a recycled post.)