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Live By Night
  • R
  • 2h 9m
  • 2016
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Taking fatherly advice is not in Joe Coughlin's nature. Instead, the WWI vet is a selfproclaimed anti-establishment outlaw, despite being the son of the Boston Police Deputy Superintendent. Joe's not all bad, though; in fact, he's not really bad enough for the life he's chosen. Unlike the gangsters he refuses to work for, he has a sense of justice and an open heart, and both work against him, leaving him vulnerable time and again—in business and in love. Driven by a need to right the wrongs committed against him and those close to him, Joe heads down a risky path that goes against his upbringing and his own moral code. Leaving the cold Boston winter behind, he and his reckless crew turn up the heat in Tampa. And while revenge may taste sweeter than the molasses that infuses every drop of illegal rum he runs, Joe will learn that it comes at a price.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Live by Night boasts visual style and an impressive cast, but they're lost in a would-be crime saga that finds producer, director, and star Ben Affleck revisiting familiar themes to diminishing effect.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sluggish, uninspired mobster drama has lots of violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Live by Night is a Ben Affleck-directed (and starring) drama about Prohibition-era rum-running Bostonian mobsters who take their business to Florida. Based on the book by popular crime writer Dennis Lehane, it's filled with bloody violence, including shoot-outs both up close and from afar, brutal beatings, explosive car chases, and more. The body count is almost too high to count. There's also smoking and illegal drinking, sex scenes (though nothing gets too graphic), briefly seen photos of a naked woman in a compromising position, and strong language (including "s--t," "f--k," the "N" word, and more).

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Crime, Drama, Period Piece, Action
  • Release Date:December 25, 2016
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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