January 15, 2017
Ben Affleck delivers a slightly disappointing and violent gangster film
I had very high hopes for Live by Night, and wasn't completely thrilled with it. I liked it, but it wasn't everything I wanted it to be. The beginning feels very different from the end, and had less interesting characters. As the movie progresses, it gets better and better. I thought Ben Affleck's performance was inconsistent. Sometimes he was doing a great job, and sometimes he was not believable. He directed the action scenes very well, though. There is a lot of brutal violence, but there is little gore. There are a few mild sexual scenes, but there is one scene with pictures of a young naked woman. The distribution of rum is a large part of the plot. Language isn't frequent, but it is still fairly strong. It is better suited for more mature audiences, but depending on the person, some teens may be okay. I really didn't mind the movie, I just thought it could still be better.