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.
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
When Louis Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines. Written by
Ben Mendelsohn completely improvised the line "If you ride like lightning you're gonna crash like thunder." Derek Cianfrance admitted it was not in the script on the audio commentary of the movie. See more »
On the last car chase, the chasing officer (Avery) describes Luke's direction as heading west on Stanford. Luke then makes a left turn which would mean he would be heading south, but Avery says he is now heading north on Plymouth. See more »
I have to applaud "The Place Beyond the Pines" for its effort. This film has a fantastic premise and was certainly ambitious with its story. The risks it took and the tale it was attempting to tell are truly fantastic. Unfortunately for this film (and those watching), it never truly succeeds. This is due to some terrible pacing and badly written characters. It's hard to care about any of them, as none of the interesting ones are given enough time to become fully developed. Those who do get sufficient screen time, just aren't that attention grabbing, despite some descent acting. I would also just like to state that after watching this film, I wanted to strangle Emory Cohen. I'm sure he's a fine actor, but he plays probably one of the most aggravating/obnoxious/annoying characters I have seen in recent history. On the bright side, this film contains some great cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack. Seriously, instead of watching this boring and convoluted mess, get on Spotify right now and listen to the soundtrack, you'll have a better time.
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