Charlestown was a small town with a high rate of armed robberies. Doug lived with his 3 friends, whom they treated each others like families since his mother ran off n his father sent to prison. the foursome successfully carried out multiple bank robberies. but during one of the robbery, they were forced to take the bank manager as hostage. though they released her unharmed, the moment he walked up to her on the street n began falling in love with her, the situation started to get out of hand. FBI agents grabbed hold of her with the aim to bring them down.
better an actor than a director, Ben Affleck failed to convince us that he was good. somehow, having the rest of the 3 guys in their criminal gang dead, while he successfully escaped to some beautiful beach to spent the rest of his life, wasn't exactly a perfect ending for a film this genre. however, the plot was smart, especially the successful robberies', getting away with it without any evidences being left behind, walking away without drawing any suspicions. the process of the robberies were exciting n fast-paced! all it lacked was a fair ending n justice.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Ben Affleck
- released: 2010
- casts: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite
- language: English
- genre: Crime/Thriller