4.5 Cracking Heist Movie benno14 | 19/07/2012 | See all benno14's reviews (77) Ben Affleck seems to have more of a talent as a director than he does as an actor. He had a superb debut in Gone Baby Gone, a Boston based kidnap thriller. He is back in Boston again with a modern day "Heat". While this is not the match of what is probably my favourite film, there is enough action, good acting and drama for most blu ray addicts. Ben Affleck takes a lead role as a the head of a crew of bank robbers. Jeremy Renner is excellent as his best friend and fellow robber. Rebecca Hall, an English actress plays a bank employee of the bank he robs. While checking she has no knowledge of who robbed the bank, he starts to fall for her. John Hamm is excellent as the FBI agent after the gang. Other members of the cast are equally good, including Pete Postlethwaite in one of his last roles before he died of cancer. While the film is a bit too long, the acting, the great bank heists and Affleck's performance in front and behind the camera mean this was one of the best films of 2010. If youlike this try Gone Baby Gone, Heat and Point Break.