Overall Rank: 924
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 123
Theatrical Release Date: 03/29/2013
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/06/2013
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Bruce Greenwood
Plot: A daredevil motorcyclist quits his carnival job when he learns a former lover has a son - and he now has a family. In order to provide for them, he takes on a series of bank robberies, putting all his riding skills to good use. But this puts him on a crash course with an ambitious police officer looking for a quick way to rise through the ranks of his corrupt precinct. Over the course of 15 years, the story unfolds, leaving a legacy for their children - who will have to face the consequences of these actions. -- Chris Kavan
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019
"The Place Beyond the Pines" lays three acts side by side, accomplishing an icy, rough around the edges drama with great performances and and an always present overlaying theme.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/17/2014
The story is about a daredevil motorcyclist quits his carnival job when he learns a former lover has a son - and he now has a family. In order to provide for them, he takes on a series of bank robberies, putting all his riding skills to good use. But this puts him on a crash course with an ambitious police officer looking for a quick way to rise through the ranks of his corrupt precinct. Over the course of 15 years, the story unfolds, leaving a legacy for their children - who will have to face the consequences of these actions. This movie splits into three different and I did not see that coming to be honest.
Snoogans - wrote on 04/28/2013
'The Place Beyond the Pines' is a powerful drama, whose story encompasses themes of fractured father/son relationships, tough life-making decisions, and forgiveness. The film is so well acted, written and directed that there felt a great sense of realism. I was completely engrossed in this world and these character's lives. There are many stingingly honest moments, some of which reminded me of my own troubles. I found a personal connection through certain scenes that I have never felt while watching a film before. It was quite emotional, to say the least. I left the theater not only having seen a truly great movie, but also with a deeper sense of satisfaction.
Full Movie Reviews
cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/11/2016
Der Film eröffnet mit einem Mann, dessen Körper übersäht ist mit Tattoos, wie er sich durch einen Karneval kämpft. Schliesslich drückt er sich an seinen Fans vorbei, hin zu einem Metallkäfig. Das ist so ein Anfang, der auf ganz viel schliessen lässt! Niemand würde so etwas inszenieren, hätte er nicht noch eine Menge artifizieller Ideen im Gepäck! Der Mann setzt seinen Helm auf und schwingt sich auf sein Cross-Motorrad. Zusammen mit zwei anderen Fahrern rast er wie irre umher innerhalb des Käfigs. Wieder draussen auf dem Jahrmarkt trifft er Romina (Eva Mendes), mit der er einen One Night Stand hatte. Davon ist mehr als eine Erinnerung geblieben, denn Romina wurde schwanger und zieht jetzt ihren gemeinsamen Sohn gross. Der Stuntfahrer heisst Luke (Ryan Gosling) und versucht …
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/02/2015
A stunt motorcyclist takes to bank robbery to provide for a newborn son he never knew he had with far reaching consequences both for his family and the cop who catches him. Very much a game of two halves, The Place Beyond The Pines consists of two distinct stories; the first stars Ryan Gosling as the would-be bank robber and it is this section which is by far the most interesting. Its combination of domestic drama, crime and character study of a doomed new father who makes all the wrong choices works well and it's a shame that the second part of the film which focuses on Bradley Cooper's ambitious rookie cop and their sons loses its direction. The result is a little like an implausible teen soap opera which fails to convince on any dramatic level and I found my interest in the story …
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Amazing film. After 2010s Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance again partners with Ryan Gosling on a film about the workings of the family unit, but this time he focuses on fathers in particular. The film is split into three interrelated storylines, each one so well done and excellently developed that we almost get 3 (great) films at once. At a lengthy 2hrs. 20 minutes, The Place Beyond Pines packs a powerful punch thanks the involving story, perfect performances from the cast, and the flawless direction from Cianfrance. He was somehow able to catch every actor at their absolute best and most realistic moment on camera; the performances are all stunning. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Dane Dehaan are electric, and Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn round out a stunning …