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Live by Night

Live by Night is a movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, and Brendan Gleeson. A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

Other Titles
Az éjszaka törvénye, Legea noptii, Ils vivent la nuit, A Lei da Noite, Luật Ngầm, Nakties istatymai, 夜行人生, La legge della notte, Viver na Noite, Zakon noći, Vivir de noche, Öö seadus, Gecenin Kanunu, Nocne życie, Dzīve nakts aizsegā, Khai et ha'laila, Lev om natten, 夜に生きる, Ο νόμος της νύχτας, Vivir de Noche
Running Time
2 hours 9 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Director
Ben Affleck
Writer
Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane
Actors
Brendan Gleeson, Ben Affleck, Chris Messina, Elle Fanning
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Joe Coughlin is the son of a Boston cop living during prohibition. He would fall in love with a girl who belongs to a gangster. He would ask her to runaway with him and to get money he tries to rob a bank but something goes wrong and some cops are killed. Joe would be caught and is about to be charged when his father intervened and got him a short sentence. When he gets out, needing a job, he goes to another gangster who offers him the position of overseeing his interests in Tampa. And Joe accepts. And Joe does a good job and he gets involved with a Cuban. Eventually he finds himself having to deal with the KKK, thing is he needs to tread carefully because the head man is the brother in law of the Sheriff. And when a thing he was planning that was suppose to net his boss a lot of money goes bust, he faces severe consequences.

Comments about drama «Live by Night» (33)

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Kathleen B.

Hi everyone! I really enjoyed this movie. It was a movie with two storylines. The first one was about an innocent guy, a criminal. The second one was about a lady who escaped from the worst place on earth. The main characters were from a family who had suffered from a horrible tragedy. In this case the mother died. This movie had everything you want to see in a movie: Intense action, big explosions, good music, etc. I thought the film had a very good ending. It was as if we have been watching a dream. I think the main character (played by Brad Pitt) should have gotten a role in a better movie than this. I would have liked the movie to have ended differently. I really hope Brad Pitt can find a better film like this one. I would also like to say that the music in the movie was absolutely brilliant. The songs played when the main character (Brad Pitt) was running, jumping or just in general doing anything! I love the music. This movie is a must see for everybody. I would have liked to see Brad Pitt in a better movie. I hope he can find a good film where he can do good as a main character.

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Donna

I loved this film! It was a very realistic film about life in the 80's and a little bit of life in the last 5 years. It was about time for the LAPD to get a woman in the lead, or in the case of the car accident. I was disappointed the woman didn't get the Oscar for her role, I think its a great film, and would like to see it again!

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Victoria Gomez

I don't want to sound like a coward, but I love this movie. I've heard so many bad comments about it. People say they have to see it at the theater because it is so violent. Well, I didn't really think that the violence was bad. I just think that it was very well done, and how could you not like it? It's got a great story, great acting, great special effects, and a very real atmosphere. This is a movie that will stay with you for a long time after you've seen it. It is one of those movies you'll want to watch again and again and again. I give it a perfect ten out of ten. I'll be making sure to see this movie in the theaters.

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Beverly Scott

I wanted to watch this movie, but my girlfriend refused to let me. I decided to do it anyway. It was a great movie, and I enjoyed it very much. Yes, it is similar to the old movies, but it is an awesome movie, and one of the best in the last ten years. This movie has a great story, and very clever dialogues. It also has a very good ending. I recommend you watch it.

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Samantha W.

It's an all-time great. If you liked the other, you will love this one.

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Zachary Weber

I loved this movie. It had such a great feel to it and was way more original than "The Purge" which is one of the worst films I've seen. I love Baskin's books and the original "The Purge" just felt so over the top. I love that this movie has the mood of the book. The whole thing is dark and creepy with really excellent acting. Benecio Del Toro and Sam Shepard are perfect for the role of the Russian man and the mother. Both of them are great. Overall I loved it.

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Catherine M.

I watched this film and I was absolutely riveted. The pacing is brilliant, the cast is incredible and the dialogue is sublime. The most astonishing aspect of the film is that it's a Western. That is, if it doesn't lead to a few more genre-hoppers. Now I'm not saying that I thought this film was going to end up as an action flick but it does, with the combination of the action and the character interaction that is executed so well. Without giving too much away, the movie is a high art piece and I certainly don't think there is any actor or actress in this film that has a real performance. Both Sean Penn and Ben Affleck have an incredible performance. Penn delivers a story that is well-told, and I definitely don't see any flaw in that. Affleck is great, but I didn't see him in this role. He really is one of the best performances of the year. I would say, for him, the Oscar goes to Daniel Day-Lewis. This was such an emotionally charged performance, that it will be difficult to find fault with any of the supporting performances. I saw this film and it was the most moving I have ever seen. It's not the best film ever, but it's definitely on my personal top 5. You have to see this film to believe it.

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Craig M.

This movie has been talked about and praised since its release. For those that haven't seen it yet, it's probably your favorite movie of all time. Like many other reviewers, I just want to say thank you for your comments. I have seen a lot of reviews that were either critical or not critical of the film. I hope you will appreciate the movie for what it is: a fast paced, well paced thriller. I'm not a great fan of romantic comedies but this movie has been my favorite for the past 10 years. It has a great story and a great ending. It's a brilliant movie that I will be watching again and again. It's a perfect thriller with some great twists. Just go see it.

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Gloria S.

I like the movie but I don't agree with the people who said it's so predictable. I think that if you know that it's going to be a story about a cop and his wife, you know exactly how it's going to end. Then the same thing goes for the cops. They're usually the same characters, they're not going to change. The only time that changes in the movie is in the way they discover a little bit about each character. And the ending is absolutely stunning, it's so beautiful. It's a movie about women, but it's not just about women. It's also about the man who's not a cop and that's where it's all about. If you're looking for a chick flick, this is not the movie for you. It's about a story that you have to understand first before you can appreciate it. It's all about understanding the story of each character, so the rest of it is fine. This movie is based on a book and the book is also based on a real story. This is the type of movie that I'd want to watch. It's a very good movie. I give it 10 out of 10.

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Dylan Gilbert

From the opening scenes of this film, one can tell the film was written by a man who knew exactly what he was doing. This is a slow, stylistic movie that shows the dark side of the human soul. Nowhere do I want to see a movie so dark, because it would be a betrayal of the idea of movies in the first place. The main character in this movie is called Robert De Niro. He is an attorney who believes in a system that works. He is the guardian of a young man named Charlie. Charlie has been arrested and charged with his murder. He has an alibi, but no witnesses. The whole town is angry. They have set out to frame him. Robert De Niro is a man who cannot be persuaded to change his mind, because he is his own system. He wants to see Charlie go free, but the town wants Charlie dead. His conscience is always at the ready, to make sure he comes through. This movie has all the trappings of a dark, twisted thriller. And that is a good thing. That's why it is so great. It is so dark that it can make you shiver. The same thing can be said about Charlie's character. And the way he is framed. This is a movie that shows the dark side of society, it makes you wonder what's in store for society in the future. It is certainly one of the most mature movies I have ever seen. It shows that even the worst criminals are still human. We are all a part of society, and we have to do the best we can to maintain that. This movie also reminds me of another great film, that I saw in the early 2000's. It was called The Shawshank Redemption. This movie has everything that is great about that film, and more. It is a combination of suspense, comedy, and horror all in one. And it was very well done. This movie is a masterpiece.

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Donald A.

A comedy that takes place in the 1930's of NYC. Two guys, who go out to help their buddies with a job, one is arrested for a crime he didn't commit, and the other is an outlaw who is just getting out of prison. When the guy gets out, they take him to a detective who wants to talk with him, but he keeps saying the same thing. The end is when they get the man who said he was the man who kidnapped the guy to meet the guy and tell him to give him back the guy. It's a good movie, full of comedy, and well written and acted. If you like movies about burglars, which includes the classic movie, "The Big Sleep", this is a movie for you. It's worth checking out, just to see what a movie like that could be like, when a gang of burglars get in trouble. I give it a 10/10.

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Ronald George

I'm just at the point of reading the other reviews for this movie. I have to admit I am a little surprised at the mixed reviews. I am a HUGE fan of Guy Pearce. His acting in this movie was first rate. If you've seen the movie, then you know what I'm talking about. All the actors did a fine job. However, I am a huge fan of the TV series of the same name and was deeply disappointed that they did not show the whole story from the start. I thought I was getting a little behind, but this is what made the movie so great. It gave the audience the complete story that was hidden behind the screen. It would have been better to see how the story unfolded from the start. In my opinion, this is one of the best movies I have seen. It has a great story line, a great ending, and a great ending that's what we expect from a Guy Pearce movie. Although I would not call it a Guy Pearce movie, it is worth a watch.

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Christian Harris

I found that this movie was amazingly good. It is an action packed movie, with great music. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. The director and the writers should get Oscar nominations. I really hope they do. The cinematography is amazing. The characters are great. I really liked the fact that there was no "love interest" in this movie. It was more of a dark comedy, and all the actors were great. The characters were believable and believable. I highly recommend this movie. I am excited to see it again. If you are not happy with your film, then go make another movie. This one was good. I give this movie a 10 out of 10. This is a great movie. If you are looking for a good movie to watch tonight, then watch it.

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Teresa G.

I'm very happy to see such a big hit like this. It's a story of a middle aged man who decides to do something new in his life. He goes to Mexico, and not only does he change, he transforms. This film tells the story of his relationship with a dead woman and his transformation after that. Not to mention the nudity. The nudity is pretty prominent. When it comes to the story, it's simple. The film is filled with romance, action, and some good-old-fashioned twists. It's an engaging story. There's action, romance, and humor throughout. Some of the characters in the film have pretty strong performances. I love Scarlett Johansson and Gary Oldman are very good. I'm glad I saw it because it really surprised me. I love this film and I can't wait to see it again. Highly recommended.

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Amber Jenkins

I will admit the movie is set in a fictional world, but I do not think it is. It has a very unique style of telling a story that is really special. This is not one of those movies that make you think of the story at all. I think the style works great. The story has something that other movies have missed. The direction was wonderful and I loved the camera angles. I found myself thinking of the movie in a different way when I first watched it. I think you will be surprised. The acting is also amazing. The acting for Robert (Nigel), Michael (Tommy) and Robert's mom (Lily) was amazing. I think this is definitely a movie you will want to see more of. I highly recommend this film. I think you will not be disappointed.

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Doris

I was somewhat skeptical about this movie but I thought it was going to be cheesy and over-hyped. So I finally went to see it and I'm glad I did. I'm not a huge fan of Guy Ritchie and he was successful with this movie. It is a little over-the-top, but there is a plot and it's entertaining. I just hope it does well at the box office. It's not the best movie ever made, but it's a very good one.

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Tiffany Walters

I'm not sure why the negative reviews, but I feel like they're missing something. This movie is like one of the best films I have seen in quite a while. It's got some great supporting roles and a little bit of humor. The story is pretty simple, but it never lets you think too hard about it. You just have to accept what's happening. It's not like a typical Hollywood film, it's a little bit more different from other films. A more innocent, fast-paced, colorful, well-shot film. Some people might say that this is a serious film, but that's because it is. It's not your typical romantic drama, but it has an important message to the audience that everyone should see. It has great cinematography and was shot on the really beautiful Isle of Wight. It has a great soundtrack and it's very well edited. The actors are all good, but some people complain about the screenplay. To me it was great and definitely did what it should. It's one of the best films I have seen in the past year. I give it a 10/10.

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Jose P.

For me, this is an amazing movie. I was not expecting anything and I came away thinking it was a masterpiece. M. Night Shyamalan created a movie that I would watch again and again, never getting bored of the story. The characters are well thought out and believable, the acting was great, the action was great, the direction was great, the cinematography was great. I was even more impressed with the scenery. If you want to see a great movie, I suggest you see this. Thank you to M. Night Shyamalan for giving me a very unique movie experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat, every single minute.

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Jessica Daniels

I thought that "Magnolia" was a pretty good film, but that it was way overrated. I'm glad to see that I was wrong. "The Dark Knight Rises" is one of the best films of the year. This is a dark film with a lot of action. It has a lot of heart, as well. It's a film that is definitely not for everyone, but I think that it's very worth seeing. This is definitely a film that will be remembered for a long time. It's definitely worth a watch.

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Amber

The action-packed thriller "The Shape of Water" by Guillermo del Toro (The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth) and "The Shape of Water" (the other) co-stars Kelly Rutherford (The Constant Gardener, A Monster Calls, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi) and Ben Mendelsohn (Ying xiong: Immortal King, Seize the Day, Topsy Turvy) as Rachel's husband John. John is a police officer with a pregnant wife. While on the job, he saves a dying man and takes his self seriously as the man returns to the same area. This film takes place in 1930s Los Angeles where immigrants from all over the world arrive and people adapt to their new surroundings. Everyone needs to be wary of the people in their communities and this is where we meet The Shape of Water. The two leads played very well by Kelly and Ben, of course. I think it's a big, bold and great accomplishment for Kelly to win Best Actress and Ben to win Best Actor. I hope their collaborations continues as well. I also liked the background music. I think this is Guillermo del Toro's best film to date. I hope I get the chance to see it again in theaters and in the future. I also wanted to comment on the film's strong themes of racism and sexism in the film. I'm not surprised that it is receiving so much controversy and a high response but it was refreshing to see the audience also have a strong emotional response to it. The scene where John is shot is incredible and it was hard for me to watch that scene for some time because of how powerful it was. Another thing I liked is that there were several racist comments and it was only there because of the audience's reaction. It was good to see that in the film. The ending was also one of my favorite scenes in a film. I liked the way the director dealt with his own death in the scene. I liked how the director used the black and white scene of the film as a sign of his death and it's theme of racism. I thought the film was pretty good. It's one of my favorite films to date and I hope they will continue to make movies together in the future. I loved the movie. My score for "The Shape of Water" is an A.

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Johnny Thomas

I was pretty excited about seeing this film because of the cast and the reviews. After watching the movie, I still can't get over how good it was. This is the first movie I have ever watched in which I actually stood up and cheered when the movie was over. The acting was phenomenal, the directing was great, the story was good, the dialogue was great, the story was gripping and the cinematography was amazing. The only thing that didn't really work for me was the camera work. I have never seen a movie where I felt like the camera was so shaky that I couldn't tell what was going on. If you can get past this and can stand to see the movie, then you will definitely enjoy this movie. This is a movie that really should be seen by everyone. It is definitely a movie that everyone should see and not just the people who want to see a good movie.

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Matthew Arnold

This is an extremely well-made film, if it were not for the run time. "Run Time" is longer than the usual 100-minute movie length and that's something that I really dislike. Films are made in a variety of ways: by using flashbacks to set up the main plot and then letting you jump right into the story; by inserting an additional scene and then doing another one later; by introducing a new character and then doing another one. But it is especially annoying in these two instances. These scenes are just, basically, for the sake of adding a scene to the film. I'd rather the film was over ten minutes shorter, at least. The final scene was absolutely worth the wait and worth the movie. All in all, I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good thriller, whether it's a drama or action. It is certainly not a bad movie, as far as I'm concerned. My Grade: A

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Stephanie

This is a movie that even a Japanese or Korean wouldn't understand what it's all about. It's an action thriller that isn't complex, but actually quite simple. It's basically about a group of outlaws who travel the streets of Japan. They are followed by a large gang that is looking for them. This movie contains lots of violence and sex, but that's all you need to know. It's great to watch when you want to forget about your everyday life. This is the best Japanese movie I've ever seen.

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Billy

I've seen a lot of bad reviews about this film. The ones who did not like the film were mostly from people who did not see it the first time. I've been told that the first time I saw it I was a bit bored, but I went back and I really enjoyed it. I do not understand why people were so critical of it. I thought it was very good. The only thing I could see wrong with it was the fact that the cinematography was a bit off. The film is very good, I think. The film really gives you the feel of being in a big city, and it does not really have a lot of dialogue. I also thought that the acting was good, especially from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. I also thought that it was a good story, and the film actually felt like it had a good flow to it. The film was definitely not the greatest, but it is not the worst either. I think that the film is very underrated. I think that people are judging it too harshly, and it should be a little more praised.

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Victoria Anderson

In his greatest role to date, Tommy Lee Jones captures the spirit of the Little Rock Arkansas detective Leo Garko. Throughout the movie, we see how Leo struggles to balance his personal life with his profession. He is struggling with a wife who he is not comfortable with, but he cannot seem to resist his duty to his community. The relationship he has with his son and daughter is a contrast to his duty. His son is the one who always stands up for him and does not share his father's passion for his job. The acting by Tommy Lee Jones and Kate Mara are incredible. The film was very impressive and well made. I will continue to watch this movie over and over again.

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Kathryn K.

If you're a fan of Cormac McCarthy, you have to see this film. A few years back, I had the chance to see "The Road" starring Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. I was surprised that I liked that movie more than this one. I was disappointed that the movie didn't have the same level of intensity and suspense as the aforementioned. This movie is not as good as the aforementioned, but it's still an enjoyable thriller. The performances are good, but the movie doesn't hold a candle to "The Road".

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Douglas

I'll start by saying that this film was in no way a political statement and that it was perfectly in keeping with the genre. It is a quiet character piece, a story about a love that cannot be shared. Though it does comment on issues and concepts about people dying in these early days of the internet, it is more about the people who are facing the same issues. It is a love story, but it has no pretense to being anything else. The ending is an amazingly moving scene, there is no other way to put it. I don't want to give any spoilers, but you won't want to miss it. And I don't want to give anything away, but I can't imagine anyone who has seen it won't love it. The acting is superb, the screenplay is superb, and the photography is sublime. But it is the film, the character-based film, that is brilliant. And I hope the discussion about it rips it open. 10/10

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Mark Murray

A simple plot has turned into a gripping and challenging cinematic experience. First, the ending was unexpected and deeply satisfying. As for the film, it's just wonderful. All the actors are superb and the movie never feels repetitive or overlong. To sum it up, a must watch. My only gripe is that the movie seems to go on forever. Hopefully, a sequel is going to be better.

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Christian

I think this film is great. The plot is excellent, and the characters are quite well developed. It's the best film I've seen in a while, and it's a very dark film. It was also very suspenseful, but it wasn't too gory. I loved the ending, and it made the whole film better. It also had a good amount of comedy and drama in it, which is good. Overall, I loved this film, and it's a must see. 9/10.

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Mary B.

One of the best movies I've seen in a while. I've been a fan of Jonathan Rhys-Meyers for a while now, but I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed this movie. I think that the story is well told and the characters are developed well enough to make you care about them. The story is told in a straight forward manner and it is easy to follow the story and follow the characters. There are some scenes that are very disturbing, but that is not the point. The point is that this movie is a great character study, and it is important to know the characters before you watch it. In a way it is like a documentary, you don't have to know everything about the characters before you watch it. Also the ending is a very important part of the story, and I loved it.

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Matthew

The beginning of this movie was a bit dull, but it gets a lot better in the second half. The main character is the typical killer - a man who enjoys killing, but also a man who knows how to use his knife. He is an introvert, but the more he thinks about it the more he enjoys it. It is a sad ending, but he manages to turn his life around. His girlfriend is also a killer, but she is very kind and caring. It is a typical story, but it is very well done and very exciting. It is a good movie for the whole family to watch, it is an entertaining movie.

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Jonathan Evans

I enjoyed this film and think it is a very good film. I saw this film at a sneak preview and was not disappointed. It is a good film with a few flaws. The one that bothered me the most was the ending. I don't think the writers or director had a very good ending. I was very disappointed in the ending. They did a good job of leaving a lot of questions unanswered. The final scene is very good. I would give this film a 8/10.

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Debra

I was a bit disappointed when I saw this film. It is a bit of a strange mixture of a film and a book. The book is a well written story, that in the film is not developed as well as it should have been. I can understand why it is a bit slow in the beginning. It is very well filmed, and the performances are all good. The acting is done very well. It is not an action film, but a very intelligent film. It is also a very interesting story, that shows a great deal of thought that was put into the script. It is a very unique film, and I am glad to have seen it. I will give it an 8/10.