Live By Night

Live By Night

By Ben Affleck

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2016-12-25
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Director: Ben Affleck
  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Remo Girone, Brendan Gleeson
  • Awards: 1 nomination.
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
25,364 Ratings

Live By Night Description

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.
Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.
A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

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Live By Night Movie Reviews

  • Horrible- Believe/ trust the reviews

    Everyone Deserves Music
    Slow, boring, crappy plot, Bad acting. I didn't believe the reviews so I rented it unfortunately. Listen to the people that have seen it it's horrible.
  • Gen X review

    Good story, Quality Acting, Beautiful Cinematography. I can see why millennials don't like the movie. They base their bias from Pulp hits. If you want to like this movie, go in blind and don't go in with rocks in your pockets. Ben did a great job. Not bad for $9.99.
  • Worst

    No just no could be the worst movie ever
  • 😐

    I didn't even watch the whole movie
  • Bad movie

    This movie is boring. It has nothing. Empty. Just a waist of time plus bad acting.
  • Amazing

    Great movie.
  • Poor acting and unlovable characters

    This movie doesn't really go anywhere. I could care less about Affleck's character as the story was bland and uninteresting. In the end I was just most glad that it ended. Not even worth renting.
  • Absolutely horrible

    Not any redeemable entertainment value.
  • Best Movie of the Year!

    Stop the hate, Affleck is always top level in quality. Critics and comic types always hate adult quality material.
  • MUCH better than critics reviews

    Great action/drama shot well with a great story that transports you to a different era. Entertaining movie that's like The Departed crossed with Gangs of New York in its feel. Dunno why critics panned it other than thats what they do to movies styles that have been made before and don't quite meet the best one of it's genre ever. Not fair just because it's not the best ever made or not quite oscar worthy...but a well put together film with a big cast that succumbed to grudges against Ben. Argo and Gone Baby Gone and the Town all were darlings as Ben was making a rebound. Now, critics want to push him aside again and love his brother:-)

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