• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (NY, LA)
  • R , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Drama
  • 1,824 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Luke is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels from town to town with the carnival, until he takes a new job as a bank robber.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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It's a slow-burner that burns so slowly its wick completely fizzles out.
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Rated R | For for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Melancholy, mature drama explores father-son themes.
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