Movie Review: The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)

The-Place-Beyond-The-Pines-(2012)The Place Beyond The Pines

MPAA Rating: R

Length: 140 Minutes

Year: 2012

Genre: Crime, Drama

Plot Summary: 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.

Director: Derek Cianfrance

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, + 3 Others

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Craig Van Hook, Eva Mendes

Buy or Rent The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Review: Starts out well enough, Luke is still a motorcycle act at a carnival tour, but then he meets up with a past girlfriend and then the movie does a 180. He finds out he has a son and sticks around, but winds up as a bank robber. But he is also making good on his promise to take care of his promise to take care of his son, but you know what happens with all things, they come to an end. Now we are introduced to a rookie cop, who is now being promoted as a hero. You notice, I am not reviewing the movie just talking the story, because that’s just it, you can’t really review this movie, you have some action in it, which is fine, but then it’s all drama and heartbreak and backstabbing. It didn’t really stand out to me, but it is watchable (because I watched it to the end).

 

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