Affleck co-writes, directs, and stars in this moody crime drama based on Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves." Doug MacRay leads a gang of Charlestown bank robbers who pride themselves on getting the job done fast and clean. Only this last time, manager Claire Keesey briefly became a hostage and all too aware that the crooks know her identity. What she doesn't know is that Doug has taken a personal interest in her and now wants to ditch his criminal life. Affleck further enhances his reputation in front of and behind the camera, with help from a number of excellent performances.
It's safe to say Ben Affleck has finally found his niche – the grittier side of Boston. First, he directed a fine film based on the Dennis Lehane novel Gone Baby Gone. Now he goes back to the well and turns Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves into the powerful, ...Read More