Watch full live by night 2016 full movie online. A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
“Live By Night,” Affleck’s second adaptation of a Dennis Lehane crime novel, plays like an animatronic gangster movie, with lots of pretty pieces you’ve seen before and nothing particularly engaging about them. The saga of a WWI veteran who turns to a life of crime, his exploits stretching from Boston to Florida and eventually Cuba, the movie plays like a gorgeous pastiche of genre elements in search of a purpose.
“I left a soldier. I came home an outlaw,” mutters Joe Coughlin (Affleck), as eyes gaze out at sepia-toned wartime footage that fades to shots of crime in the opening minutes. Much of “Live By Night” takes its cues from Affleck chewing on these pulpy assertions, as Joe resists pressure to continue his criminal antics before giving in.
Polished by CGI to enhance his youthful appearance, Affleck scowls his way through glowing Prohibition-era scenery worthy of a perfume ad and embodies the struggle of Joe’s hard living with a stone-faced glare. The actor sticks himself with bland tough guy dialogue that sounds like it’s been cobbled together through Madlibs. His biggest resistance to getting pulled deeper into a life of crime comes when Joe musters, “I ain’t a gangsta…I stopped kissin’ rings a long time ago.”