As linear as the story is, Ben Affleck's talent behind the camera really showed in The Town. I really liked this movie despite my hate for Boston. A ridiculously good cast including some of my favorites from Chris Cooper to Jeremy Renner. We've all seen this story before. Guy falls for girl and it makes him have to choose. But Affleck's ability to make it gritty and real is the true genius. Like PSU said he brought realness to the characters. He didn't over-emphasize anyone, instead he showed the struggle that people go through as crooks and criminals. The acting is more than solid and the story is well told.
One of 2010's best.