Live By Night
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Live By Night

English
CrimeDramaThriller
13 Jan, 2017
2 hrs 08 mins
70%
495 votes
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SYNOPSIS
What you put out into this world will always come back to you, but it never comes back how you predict. Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin's nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a self-proclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe's not all bad, though; in fact, he's not really bad enough for the life he's chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again--in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.
Verdict: Director Ben Affleck gets most things right. Based on Dennis Lehane`s bestseller of the same name, Live By Night is Ben Affleck's next directorial venture after Argo. The 2012 release won an Oscar for the Best Film and expectations from Affleck's latest movie were expectedly high. The director definitely doesn't disappoint but the actor []... ...Read full review
The cinematography and art direction deserve a special mention. The bygone era has been recreated well. The vibrant Cuban culture and picturesque locales make for great visuals. Live by Night is not an out-and-out gangster film. If you don`t go in expecting the same, you`ll enjoy watching it. ...Read full review
A handsome period drama with the occasional impressive flourish, but despite its rich subject matter, it`s Afflecks weakest film yet as a director. ...Read full review

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