Ugh.. Some crime movies are not successful at personal drama adaptations. Especially love stories look like a nonresourceful salad bar having no qualification but creating some diversity alongside all other meat or soup stuff in a dinner. It is unfortunately rare to see a man and woman story to be effective in character development.
The Town is one of them too. The stereotype materials in the story, some beautiful hostage, some handsome guilty, some love and hate relationship etc etc etc; could have been reflected well with better writing and directing drama skills. Otherwise, it was just a sort of 90s action movie at all.
Nevertheless, the movie was not a wasted potential. All heist scenes were greatly written, edited, and directed down to every single detail which makes the movie one of most watchable heist movies of all time. Also, actings are good, especially Jeremy Ranner did a pretty good job.