Writer-director Ben Affleck convincingly demonstrates that Gone Baby Gone was no fluke with this hard-hitting heist thriller. He plays Doug MacRay, a blue collar Boston worker who has a lucrative sideline robbing the city's banks with a regular crew including his psychotic buddy Jem (Jeremy Renner). However, when he finds himself falling for robbery victim Rebecca Hall he begins to question his criminal vocation. A fast-moving, fluid action outing lent added weight with some gritty performances from Affleck, Renner and Pete Postlethwaite as a particularly venal Irish florist.
Director: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper