Love for “Live By Night”

mv5bmjmwnti2nzy2n15bml5banbnxkftztgwmdc2njc5ote-_v1_ux182_cr00182268_al_Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s LIVE BY NIGHT is building momentum into the new year! Elle calls the film one of the “3 Best Movies to See in January,” praising Affleck’s “killer cast” and “fruitful collaboration” with Lehane. And Deadline’s Pete Hammond calls Affleck’s work “an ode to the great gangster movies of the 1930s and ’40s that also manages to stand on its own.”

Hammond adds, “Going back to the well with Gone Baby Gone author Dennis Lehane, Affleck has adapted Lehane’s novel about a ruthless gangster with a moral center (if that’s possible in that brutal trade)…It is the kind of film you don’t see much anymore, a throwback and a real movie-lover’s dream especially if you long for the days when Cagney and Robinson ruled this particular roost at Warner Bros. It is entirely appropriate that Warners is the studio behind this outing, which also has a feel for the more auteurish films in this genre prevalent in the ’60s and ’70s, a la Bonnie And Clyde, another Warners release.”

“Live By Night” opens in theaters everywhere on January 13th!


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