Hype can bring attention to an amazing movie that would otherwise remain under the radar, or in the case of The Town, dupe audiences into thinking they're seeing something original and groundbreaking. I do not understand why this cliche ridden drama received such acclaim. Ben Ab-leck spends half the movie showing us he has a personal trainer at his disposal, a talented cast is wasted, a ridiculous romance torpedoes any suspense, and the robberies have been done a hundred times before. Unlike Affleck's previous effort, this Town is populated by a bloated running time, hubris, and a dead zone of originality. If anyone besides Jeremy Renner gets an Oscar nod, it means Affleck has incriminating photos on most of Hollywood.
-Storm Curry
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