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Ben Affleck may be a better director than actor. And considering the quality of his latest performance, that’s saying something meaningful.
The Town, in which he stars as a criminally-minded counterpart to the character played by Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting, features Affleck’s sure hand at the helm as a director. Like Gone Baby Gone, his feature directorial debut, The Town is, for much of its running time, a somber, contemplative drama. Unlike his previous effort, however, The Town enjoys a solid dose of down to earth humor, and is enlivened by traditional action set-pieces.