Live by Night

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: January 13, 2017
DVD: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray: March 21, 2017
Digital: March 7, 2017
Netflix: November 7, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.00
based on 50 votes and 18 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): Ben Affleck, Jennifer Todd, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson
Screenplay: Ben Affleck
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  • 4 stars "I really enjoyed this movie! I was hesitant because of the reviews and ratings on here but was happily surprised. Affleck, as usual, does a fantastic job along with his costars."
  • 1 star "Terrible movie"
  • 1 star "someone please stop ben affleck. just, no. this is a bad movie and who cares about affleck? go do something useful. donate all your money. stop making ego-stroking BS."