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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[5.00/10] Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night (2016)

Quick Review: Behind the camera, Ben spends so much effort in giving his latest film the right neo-noir feel, by using the most elaborate period set design, sophisticated costumes, low-key lighting, and fuzzy filter, that he almost pays no attention to the already generic mob story, with the result being an unfocused, strained plot that is difficult to follow, also due to an overwritten script. Affleck fails in the lead too, playing a character you will find hard to root for. At least all the action is on point.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes it just doesn't work when the director is the main actor. He did well with Argo though.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Yeah, it appears a bit narcissistic.
He certainly did. Argo was great.