Movie Review - The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

The Place Beyond the Pines, 2012.

Directed by Derek Cianfrance.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Bruce Greenwood and Ben Mendelsohn.


A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

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The Place Beyond the Pines deserves praise for its ambition to weave together three stories linked to the same event in an art house style, however the only people who will walk away from this thinking it’s anything more than a nice looking cliché are those who must have seen very few films.

Director Derek Cianfrance’s film suffocates under the weight of its own attempts to be an epic drama, spanning 15 years and three
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