By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 9 out of 10
For Bryan’s Original Review, click here
Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, became a critical and commercial success. He is a professional who pays attention to detail, showing the true culture and lifestyles of Boston, his home town. In Gone Baby Gone, he focused on the humanity and inhumanity of Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston.
In The Town, he brings to life Charlestown, another neighborhood in Boston. This town is known notoriously in real life as bank robbery central. In the beginning of the film, title cards pop up, displaying the infamy of Charlestown by journalists and historians.