Thoughtful human melodrama. Believable. See it.

By Squirrel Dude
Written April 28, 2013
When I saw the trailer, I thought "ok, maybe, looks like one to see." I had the chance to watch "The Place Beyond the Pines" last night; and I'm glad I did! Very interesting story, with believable characters, in believable situations! Actions can have consequences, either good or bad, and it can affect others, now or later. I want to talk about this in more detail - but don't want to spoil anything to those deciding weather to see this film. So, I'll leave it to that. I went to a smaller cinema in a smaller auditorium to see it; and wow, it was filled with people!
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just short of a masterpiece

By fandecinema
Written April 17, 2013
an outstanding movie with real life feelings. Splendid acting . just one small reproach, it is slow a times , similar to european art movies. but overall outstanding !
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Long Drawn Out

By BellyoftheBeast
Written April 17, 2013
There was just too much content to cover in the course of a movie. The movie covers 18 years with the result that characters and situations could not be fully developed. I just felt there was so much more to the story and that it just didn't get told.
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UNBELIEVABLE

By meekeemee
Written April 22, 2013
I went to this move with great expectations but certainly was NOT rewarded. Ryan Gosling is no Ed Norton and Bradly Cooper is lame. The real acting came from Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta who had way to small of a roll and keep an eye on Dane DeHaan - he is a true up and coming young star. The move had no redeeming factors unless you believe, most American men are booze smoking drug addicted psychos who, either wind up dead or deadbeats - raise kids that do nothing but booze - smoke and oh yes beat each other up. WOW - I guess that's the NEW NORMAL we are expected to 'believe!?' That's UNBELIEVABLE!
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What a beautiful and memorable film!

By Northern Light
Written April 22, 2013
No spoilers here. I am not going to say anything about the story, except that it was much deeper and more interesting than I expected. The story, in fact, was what moved me most about this film. There was a lot of action and suspense in this film -- I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. But it was far more than "just" an action or suspense film, because the characters were so beautifully drawn. I found myself thinking about the characters the next day -- as though they were people whom I knew in real life, wondering what they were doing now. I care about these characters. I relate to them, although they live extremely different lives than I do -- but that's part of the fascination. The acting was incredible. Every single character was perfectly cast and did a superb job. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes exude a smoldering raw sexuality and energy. Gosling's make-up was fascinating. Directing: brilliant. Photography: beautiful. Take a chance and just go see this film.
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