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The Town


First, one of the all-time bad titles. It gives you absolutely no idea what to expect, you have to see the poster or the trailer for that. What town? “Our Town?” Are we talking Thornton Wilder, bare stage and a few chairs and ladders here? Small town? Big town? Families? No, the town in question is Boston, and this is about a bunch of highly professional robbers. The sort who are really too professional to believe, but that’s okay, as long as it’s fun. And it is, at first, watching the intricate plans of Ben Affleck and others to pull off big heists. Then it degenerates to silliness in the last act, as if that came as a surprise. Fun for a while, that’s the best I can say about it.