Jan 13, 2017 · Anachronisms keep getting in the way of Ben Affleck’s new film Live by Night. Live by Night: Prohibition-era gangster flick is out of era gangster flick is out of step with the times.
Live By Night, Ben Affleck’s 1920s gangster flick, is an ambitious Prohibition-era drama that he directed, starred in and wrote based on Dennis Lehane’s 2012 novel of the same name – it is also a
Jan 11, 2017 · Watch video · The VERDICT: Live by Night is a gangster movie that felt more like a video guide to starting a bootlegging operation. It certainly has the look and feel of a gangster movie, complete with family drama, but it lacks that edge the mobster classics had.
A crackerjack crime caper: Review of Live By Night by Rashid Irani Ben Affleck continues his winning streak as director with a gangster flick set in Prohibition-era America.
Ben Affleck, right, stars alongside Zoe Saldana in ‘Live By Night’, a new film about a charismatic gangster which is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.
Ben Affleck’s Live by Night is a weak attempt at a gangster flick that’s plagued by erratic storytelling and tone.
Early on in Ben Affleck’s stylish and fun “Live By Night,” a Boston crime boss mentions how uncomfortably hot it gets in Florida, where the bulk of the Prohibition Era gangster film takes place.
The VERDICT: Live by Night is a gangster movie that felt more like a video guide to starting a bootlegging operation. It certainly has the look and feel of a gangster movie, complete with family drama, but it lacks that edge the mobster classics had.
Affleck directs, adapts a screenplay based on a Dennis Lehane novel, produces AND stars in “Live by Night,” a curiously unfocused Prohibition-era gangster epic with some well-choreographed
Written, produced, and directed by Ben Affleck, Live By Night is an obvious homage to the classic 1930’s blockbuster gangster movies released by Warner Bros. Following Argo, Ben Affleck looked to keep his critics quiet in this new flick, but does it work? Live By Night takes place in the Roaring 20’s.
There’s still plenty to like and entertainment to be had with his Prohibition era gangster flick Live by Night but it’s also unquestionably Affleck’s weakest film yet as a major director.
Live By Night borrows heavily from the rich treasury of Prohibition-era gangster movies without remotely adding to it.
The plodfather – Live By Night, Ben Affleck’s disjointed and complex attempt at a Prohibition-era gangster movie, fails to deliver
«Live by Night,» actor-writer-director Ben Affleck’s homage to vintage gangster movies, isn’t a complete failure but it’s an offer you can refuse.