Live by Night

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The film is is set in the roaring ’20s, when 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. The fiery affair ends in tragedy, setting Joe on a path of revenge, ambition, romance and betrayal that propels him out of Boston and up the ladder of Tampa’s steamy rum-running underworld.

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B/A+
Ben Affleck gets serious about his pulp fiction in Live By Night.
5d ago
B-/A+
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Dark knights may come and go, but gangster movies never die.
5d ago
The writer-director-star's overloaded take on Cagney-era crime flicks has enough material in it for a half-dozen movies.
5d ago
There’s a whole lot going on throughout Live by Night. Somewhere in there is a crime film worthy of its intention.
5d ago
63/100
Ben Affleck's 'Live by Night' struggles with crime clichés.
5d ago
2.5/4
In Ben Affleck’s new crime drama, he plays a 1920s mobster with a fatal flaw: He’s a softie. Affleck himself has an equally tragic one: He views himself as his best possible lea...
5d ago
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