In Ben Affleck’s gangster movie, set during Prohibition, the cast members seem like mannequins, but very well-dressed ones. Rating: 2 stars out of 4.[...]
Live By Night (15) ★★★☆☆ Dir: Ben Affleck, 129 mins, starring: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller There is always room for a well-crafted new gangster movie, but Live By Night is as clunky in its exposition as it is gorgeous in its craftsmanship. Ben Affleck, who scripted, produced and directed as well as starred, gives a strangely stilted performance as the mobster hero who’ll behave like a [...]
Live by Night review[...]
Ben Affleck’s second act in Hollywood began with a pleasant surprise: The star of Gigli can direct.…[...]
★★★ Ben Affleck’s fourth outing as director marks a return to the work of Boston-based author Denis Lehane, who provided the source novel for Affleck’s debut feature, Gone, Baby, Gone. Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Zoë Saldana, Chris Messina, Elle Fanning, Matthew Maher, Brendan Gleeson, Sienna Miller, Chris Cooper, Anthony Michael Hall Genre: Crime …[...]
After his Oscar-winning Argo Ben Affleck is back in the director's seat for his fourth behind-camera outing, Live by Night. A lush period gangster movie, it reunites the actor-writer-director with author Dennis Lehane, the source of his credible…[...]
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As director and lead actor, Ben Affleck is keen to remind us Live by Night is an homage to gangster films of the 30s and 40s. Dennis Lehane, author of the eponymous novel on which the movie is based, described the book as a love letter to cinematic gangster glam and an exploration of the American […][...]

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