Joe was once a good man.
Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Remo Girone, Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister, Matthew maher, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Miguel, Zoe Saldana
|Screenplay||Ben Affleck, from the novel by Dennis Lehane|
|Music||Harry Gregson Williams|
|SA distributor||Times Media Films|
|Produced by||Appian Way, Pearl Street Films, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros.|
|Language||Strong and frequent|
|Nudity||Low impact and isolated (female breasts)|
|Violence||Strong, realistic and frequent|
|Prejudice||Instances of prejudicial language are present|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Jamal-Dean Grootboom 'Night' is fatally wounded by inability to convince on all levels.
Paul Boekkooi Affleck skiet hom in die voet.
David Rooney Gangster saga lacks a nasty edge.
Jim Judy As a collective whole, the overall experience isn’t as successful as it feels disjointed and like it’s trying too hard, with Affleck’s recurring voice-over narration coming off as a desperate, yet lazy attempt to bring it all together.
Tomatometer 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.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Staff evaluation Sluggish, uninspired mobster drama has lots of violence.
What the People say
Average .. 48%