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Sexual activity is portrayed, but justified by context, infrequent, and without strong details.

The film contains two sexual scenes.

In the first scene, a woman is seen straddling a man, and as the camera tracks backwards, she is seen thrusting her body, moving up and down.

In the second scene, a couple engages in passionate kissing before removing their clothes, and falling into bed, with the woman moving side-ways to depict thrusting.

In both scenes, there are no details of nudity as the characters are either partially-clothed or under covers.


The film also contains brief depictions of a bare-breasted woman seen in black-and-white photographs.

The film is peppered throughout with scenes of violence when gang members come into conflict with each other.

Most of these scenes depict the violent crimes committed by the gang members, which involve assassinations, bombings and arson.

Some of the stronger scenes depict vicious killings where victims are shot multiple times, often at pointblank range through the head, resulting in bloodshed.

There are some use of expletives in the film, such as "f**k", as well as the stronger expletive "motherf**ker".

'Live By Night' is a crime-drama set in the 1920s during America's Prohibition era, when a nation-wide ban on alcohol sale is enforced. The story centers on Joseph Coughlin, the son of a prominent police chief, who gets involved in armed robberies and later joins a criminal organisation as a gangster.

Official MPAA Rating: Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity

Rated R for strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity

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