• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (NY, LA)
  • R , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 1,823 Fan Ratings
100

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
I think you’ll find it as fresh, original and breathlessly exciting as I did.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
The music, the cinematography, the acting choices, the daring plot leaps — not a single element is timid or safe...The Place Beyond the Pines earns every second of its 140-minute running time.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is a story about legacy, the sins of the father, the restlessness in our souls. It's powerful, it's bold, it hits you hard.
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A riveting crime thriller, it's also a multi-generational familial saga that approaches Greek tragedy.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a beast of a movie, an emotional roller coaster that threatens to go off the rails, and does. But Cianfrance, working from a scrappy script he wrote with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, takes you on a hell of a ride.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Cianfrance generally shows again that he knows how to build immersive characterizations with his actors. And while this sorrowful triptych is uneven and perhaps overly ambitious, the director displays a cool mastery of atmospherics and tone.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
One-third wonderful, The Place Beyond the Pines weakens as it unfolds for lack of what makes the early part so good.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s very much a film about men, their yearnings and discontents, and about the way sins tumble down from one generation to the next. It’s a bank-robber movie, too, as well as a drama about the pressures teenagers face from parents and peers. You can feel Cianfrance biting off more and more until his mouth is too full to chew.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The poetry in The Place Beyond the Pines can be elusive, but also easy to get lost in.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

It's a slow-burner that burns so slowly its wick completely fizzles out.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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