★★★★ Ben Affleck plays a thief who begins a relationship with a woman held hostage during a heist. However, if you assume that The Town is going to suddenly shrivel down into a regular doomed lovestory scenario, you will be sorely mistaken. The wild card in the pack
here is Affleck’s exemplary work as director and co-writer, which can be likened to
Martin Scorsese’s award-winning efforts
on The Departed.