• Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night

Release Date: December 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2017

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

It's the Roaring `20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Chris Messina, Elle Fanning, Matt Maher, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper

Director: Ben Affleck

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Appian Way, Pearl Street Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Intense, Emotional, Survival, Car, Quest, Brooding, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Live by Night is a very mixed bag: Earnest, handsome, even passionate — and also slow, digressive, and a little bland. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    For all its sporadic philosophizing and belated stabs at romance, Live by Night is cold and inert at its core. That’s really the long and short of it. show more

  • 60
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Live By Night is solid enough entertainment, but it lacks the nasty edge or narrative muscularity to make it memorable. show more

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