Live by Night

Genre:  Drama, Thriller | Running Time:  128 min.
In theatres:  January 13, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.22
based on 20 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper


In 1920s Boston, Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck) is a WWI vet and self-described anti-establishment outlaw. He's also the son of a Boston Police Deputy Superintendent.

When Joe crosses a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll, he pays for it. The affair ends in tragedy and he sets out on a path of revenge and ambition that leads him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa's rum-running underworld. As he navigates Prohibition-era Tampa, his moral code is tested and he learns that his desire to see justice served comes with a hefty price tag.

Based on a Dennis Lehane novel of the same name.

Director: Ben Affleck
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Jennifer Todd, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Ben Affleck
Screenplay: Ben Affleck
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  • 5 stars "I really enjoyed this move with a solid plot and is there all movie long. Affleck is very convincing and loyal t his calling in this jumbled at times plot, great though all in all."
  • 2 stars "I usually like this style of movie. Bens acting seemed stiff, I didn't really get emotionally involved in his character. Was hoping for more."
  • 3 stars "Great 1920s vibe with the cars and clothes, and a strong supporting cast, but this isn't Affleck's best effort in the leading role. The movie is just okay. Not great."