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Rating: MA15+ 138' strong coarse language
Cast: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana and Chris Cooper
Director and Writer: Ben Affleck
It's the Roaring `20s and Prohibition hasn't stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The opportunity to gain power and money is there for any man with enough ambition and nerve, and Joe Coughlin, the son of the Boston Police superintendent, long ago turned his back on his strict upbringing for the spoils of being an outlaw. But even among criminals, there are rules, and Joe breaks a big one: crossing a powerful mob boss by stealing his money and his moll.
"The movie has punchy dialogue and is ravishing to look at, with production design that borrows from great movies set in the same milieu including The Godfather Part II and Elmer Gantry." Daily Telegraph (Australia)
"as Affleck has demonstrated in his previous films as director... he's an accomplished storyteller." David Stratton - The Australian