Movie Details

Live By Night

Set in the 1920`s recession era, this American crime movie was adapted from the novel of the same name and follows the story of Joe Coughlin, the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. Upon moving to Tampa, Florida, he starts selling cheap liquors and eventually turns into a bootlegger and a rum runner. His life takes an eventual turn when he later becomes a notorious gangster.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: M18
Release Date: 26 Jan 2017
Genre: Crime / Drama
Running Time: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
Distributor: WARNER BROS
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper
Director: Ben Affleck
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

Writer Ratings:

Watch this if you liked: “Argo”

b> The Good, the Bad and the Heroic Outlaw:

• Probably not the best Ben Affleck movie in the market, especially since all of his past works had received generally positive reception.

• Affleck's stoic, monotone portrayal of a gangster with a conscience is spot on, so are the performances of the other cast. However, some of the characters felt loose and unfulfilled as they suddenly vanished from the plot as the story goes on.

• The film has its moments but it moves at an extremely slow pace, paying a little too much attention to monotonous details which is meant to build up the suspense, but ends up just being dull and boring.

• Nevertheless, the film features some truly thrilling action sequences that are bound to satisfy many even if the plot itself isn't so awesome.


• Leonardo DiCaprio was considered for the lead role, but decided to produce this film instead.

Cinema Online, 03 February 2017
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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