Live by NightBen Affleck is back behind the camera for a star-studded adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel of the same name. Set in the Prohibition Era, the movie centers around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Actors of "Live by Night"
Characters of "Live by Night"
Directors of "Live by Night"Ben AffleckBirthdate: 15 August 1972, Berkeley, California, USA
Creators of "Live by Night"Ben AffleckBirthdate: 15 August 1972, Berkeley, California, USADennis LehaneBirthdate: 4 August 1965, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
Critic Reviews of "Live by Night"New York Magazine/VultureJanuary 17, 2017
You probably won't turn it off when it comes on cable. But the material needs to be bigger, more momentous, as well as more intimate.The AtlanticJanuary 16, 2017
One of the film's final set pieces is so wonderfully staged that it reminds you what skill Affleck has with the camera. Next time, he should perhaps confine himself behind it.Toronto SunJanuary 13, 2017
Live by Night is a solid, interesting but sprawling and often overwrought gangster picture.RogerEbert.comJanuary 13, 2017
A footnote in the history of cinematic mob stories.Globe and MailJanuary 13, 2017
Here, the outlaw-as-hero trick just doesn't work; we can't both sympathize with Coughlin's moral quandaries and thrill to his crimes.Detroit NewsJanuary 13, 2017
It sure looks great - it was lensed by Tarantino regular Robert Richardson - and its gangster-movie tropes are familiar, yet welcome.Winnipeg Free PressMay 09, 2017
That speaks well of Affleck -- the screenwriter -- in demonstrating maturity by offering up more nuanced characters than we generally expect from the average gangster movie. Still, that maturity doesn't mitigate the shortcomings of the film's star.SFistMarch 23, 2017
And while the story is sprawling, covering a decade, and filled with beautiful settings, costumes, and stars, it just never comes together to be the kind of epic crime drama it's emulatingMLive.comMarch 08, 2017
A focused and insightful character study, it's not. But reframed as a genre exercise, a pulpy throwback comic book... the film is an absorbing diversion.eFilmCritic.comMarch 01, 2017
You can practically feel it straining to become a classic of the genre but in the end, it feels more like Miller's Crossing cosplay than anything else.Concrete PlaygroundFebruary 23, 2017
If Sad Affleck didn't already exist, Live By Night might've made the meme happen anyway.Film InquiryFebruary 20, 2017
Live By Night is a far better film than it's been given credit for.
Gallery of "Live by Night"