Live By Night Early Reviews: A Mediocre American Dream

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Ben Affleck announced himself to the movie world as a more-than-capable director back in 2007 when he helmed the adaptation of Denis Lehane’s novel Gone Baby Gone. Since that time, the Oscar winner has emerged as one of this generation’s premier filmmakers, calling the shots on acclaimed crime drama The Town and Best Picture recipient Argo. His prowess behind the camera (combined with some standout performances in other movies like Gone Girl), led Affleck to the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DC Extended Universe, where he will helm The Batman – the character’s first solo vehicle in the franchise.

Before then, however, Affleck has another film coming out. We speak of Live By Night, Affleck’s second adaptation of a Lehane book. A …

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