Written October 24, 2014
It's about time! Not since "Side Effects" has there been a plot driven, well acted, beautifully shot movie with fully developed characters for 2013...and The Place Beyond the Pines (TPBTP) takes it to the next level. If this is playing near you, go see it!
TPBTP does well to pace its 2 hour 20 minute run time. The plot development takes its time, but doesn't bog down. A lot is left to the imagination without creating plot holes.
(TPBTP) is an emotional roller coaster. There are times when the adrenaline is high and times were you are left heartbroken. Ryan Gosling NAILS the emotion of his role. Bradley Cooper surpasses his Silver Linings Playbook performance. Eva Mendes delivers a very emotional performance.
I loved this movie. It's one of those that haunts you after it ends. 2012 spoiled me with good movies. 2013 needs more like The Place Beyond the Pines
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Written April 14, 2013
For me, this is not my type of movie. Although the coming attractions I have seen give the impression of being an action movie it was very slow moving.
Written August 30, 2014
This had a winning cast so it should have been anything but a loser. The beginning of the movie gets off on a good start but after that it is a mess of disjointed pieces that are not properly tied together. You leave feeling like, "what the hell was that". Do not waste your time going.
Written March 31, 2013
THIS FILM IS A EXCELLENT PLOT AND THE OUTCOME ......
IT IS A GREAT MISFORTUNE THAT , IN COMTEMPORY CULTURE , THERE ARE FILMS WITH THE DEPTH OF THIS FILM ........
Written April 15, 2013
I was shocked at how bad this movie was in every aspect and don't understand the reviews. The movie was disjointed and like a patch work quilt of story lines that they try to bring together with no real meaning. The cinematography was awful and there were so many flubs. When Gosling goes into the bank he does so with a grey backpack and when they throw it over the wall and it gets stuck its a totally black one. Better the father of Jason is wearing the same shirt from an earlier movie in a scene that is supposed to be "15 years later". The movie never really had any direction at all and left you begging for it to end.