“Live By Night”-Review:

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A gangster from Boston (Ben Affleck) ventures down to Tampa during the prohibition era. While trying to corner the rum market, he crosses paths with klu klux klan, and stiff competition.

Live by Night isn’t Affleck’s best work behind the camera. Compared to work like The Town and Argo this is definitely lesser. That’s saying something because this film is pretty enjoyable. He directs the action very well. There are a few gunfights and car chases that Affleck keeps you on the edge of your seat for. As for his performance, it’s fine really. He fits into this 1920’s world quite well. You believe him as this gangster, that will do whatever it takes to get ahead in this prohibition time. His character of Joe Coughlin is comparable to Frank Underwood in House of Cards. Just in the fact that they are cunning, and hungry for power.

As for the…

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