Not bad but also not good either.
Good story but way too slow and long. One of those where you watch the time wondering when it will end.
It's intriguing enough to suck you in, but confusing, fragmentary, frustrating.
For all its sporadic philosophizing and belated stabs at romance, Live by Night is cold and inert at its core. That’s really the long and short of it.
There’s enough here for half a dozen movies, and you can feel the severe overcrowding. But you can't keep your eyes off it.