Summary: The Place Beyond the Pines is an ambitious and riveting crime drama. One of the best films of the year. Filmmaking doesn't get much better than this. I was hooked from the first frame, with Ryan Gosling as Luke Glanton, a carnival motorcycle stunt rider, covered with tattoos and flicking a switchblade. Blue Valentine director, Derek Cianfrance does a fantastic job, and I'm interested to see his other work. The cinematography and music is stunning.
Conclusion: Ryan Gosling Gives Another Brilliant Performance and so does bradley cooper. TPBTP is Brilliant but scenery and powerful acting with a moving, gripping plot makes Place Beyond the Pines the best movie I have seen in a while.