Reviews and Problems with The Place Beyond The Pines
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Matthew Brady, FilmCrave
17 January 2014
Summary: 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.
Excerpt: An epic in its own right, just spotless on all accounts. This will have an impact for fathers (as myself who just became one a year ago), kids who remember/have their old man and enjoy a brilliant picture with countless lessons to pick-up from.
Excerpt: "The Place Beyond the Pines" stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper Eva Mendes, Dane DeHaan, Bruce Greenwood and Ray Liotta. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling is the motor-bike stunt rider Luke, who works in a circus.
Excerpt: The Place Beyond the Pines stars Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, two gifted and dynamic actors who have been doing nothing lately but impressing me by their performances. If you thought Bradley Cooper was great in Silver Linings Playbook, wait until you see him here as a hopeful cop slowly being...
Summary: '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.
Summary: Spring Breakers was good, but finally we have a really really good movie in the year 2013. An unusual structure, with basically three stories told separately. The best of the year so far for me, but as an update I have Disconnect close behind in 2nd.
Excerpt: Did you see drive? Wasn’t it awesome? I absolutely loved it. It was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2011, and for good reason it was awesome, and epicly so. The Place beyond the Pines is sort of like a Drive remake and two spin-off movies squished into a 150 minute time slot.