The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

The Place Beyond the Pines

One of the most acclaimed films of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, this crime drama from the director of Blue Valentine centres on the intense consequences when a professional motorcycle rider turned bank robber (Ryan Gosling) runs into a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper). Co-stars Ray Liotta and Eva Mendes.

Luke (Gosling) forsakes his life on the road - as a motorbike stunt performer - to settle down and support his newborn son and former lover, Romina (Mendes). When his new employer (Ben Mendelsohn) discovers Luke’s talents, the pair partner up in a string of spectacular bank robberies. But as Luke crosses paths with Avery Cross (Cooper) - an ambitious rookie cop navigating a local police department ruled by the menacingly corrupt detective Deluca (Liotta) - their violent confrontation spirals into a tense generational feud.

2012Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & drug use140 minsUSA
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88%
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Reviews & comments

Gripping

cop and are forced to work with each other. I'm sorry but Ryan Gosling has cemented himself into roles that demand a cool and sinister bad boy. TPBTP is another clear example of the lethal trance Gosling is able to put you into while portraying characters you know you shouldn't like because of their lack of social and moral standing but you just can't help...

0

The Place Beyond The Pines

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...

5.0
0

1970's story line

The acting was good but this was an old 1970's story line. Over all it was a good movie but not a five star rating.

3.0
0

A welcome antidote...

...to the seasonal glut of CG VFX blockbusters, and the perfect primer to the upcoming buffet of quality viewing that is the annual NZIFF. Unusual in its structure, and full of surprises. Not what I was expecting from having seen the trailer - and I mean in this in the most complimentary way possible. Although just under 2.5 hrs running-time, it felt a...

4.0
0

Not what I was expecting...

From the way that the trailer was cut, but thought it was a great movie. Really enjoyed it.

4.0
0

The Actors of the Twilight Generation

It seems the acting is changing with the people. It is cool (or is it called 'sick' these days?) to be understated and near enough inanimate. It looks pretty impressive when actors manage to cry on top of that. I think that's Gosling's signature move. However, is it really acting though? I watch him (and Cooper) and I feel nothing. I don't even want to...

4.0
0

Great Movie

We really enjoyed this last night, great acting all round and a superb plot with a few unexpected twists. RG was excellent I would definitely go and see it again

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Overlong and under-conceived.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Swathes of originality outweigh the odd recourse to cliché; and the merit of the storytelling at times matches the film's colossal ambition.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Carefully observed and consistently compelling, it feels like an instant American classic, if a minor one.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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If, in the end, the film can't quite sustain its epic vision, it does, along the way, achieve the density and momentum of a good novel.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gosling gives his most open and engaging performance yet, his sleepy, woozy mannerisms developing into a complex interior world of hurt, resentment and disappointment.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is intimate in its telling, sweeping in its issues and stumbles only occasionally.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A somber and striking drama that takes some wrong turns but features a charismatic performance from Ryan Gosling in the leanest and best of its three sections.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In trying to tell an enormous amount of story it can spread itself too thin and leave some strands feeling unfinished, but when it's at its best, this is beautiful and bold filmmaking.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Overlong and under-conceived.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Swathes of originality outweigh the odd recourse to cliché; and the merit of the storytelling at times matches the film's colossal ambition.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Carefully observed and consistently compelling, it feels like an instant American classic, if a minor one.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If, in the end, the film can't quite sustain its epic vision, it does, along the way, achieve the density and momentum of a good novel.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Gosling gives his most open and engaging performance yet, his sleepy, woozy mannerisms developing into a complex interior world of hurt, resentment and disappointment.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The movie is intimate in its telling, sweeping in its issues and stumbles only occasionally.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A somber and striking drama that takes some wrong turns but features a charismatic performance from Ryan Gosling in the leanest and best of its three sections.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

In trying to tell an enormous amount of story it can spread itself too thin and leave some strands feeling unfinished, but when it's at its best, this is beautiful and bold filmmaking.

4.0
0

Gripping

cop and are forced to work with each other. I'm sorry but Ryan Gosling has cemented himself into roles that demand a cool and sinister bad boy. TPBTP is another clear example of the lethal trance Gosling is able to put you into while portraying characters you know you shouldn't like because of their lack of social and moral standing but you just can't...

0

The Place Beyond The Pines

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...

5.0
0

1970's story line

The acting was good but this was an old 1970's story line. Over all it was a good movie but not a five star rating.

3.0
0

A welcome antidote...

...to the seasonal glut of CG VFX blockbusters, and the perfect primer to the upcoming buffet of quality viewing that is the annual NZIFF. Unusual in its structure, and full of surprises. Not what I was expecting from having seen the trailer - and I mean in this in the most complimentary way possible. Although just under 2.5 hrs running-time, it felt a...

4.0
0

Not what I was expecting...

From the way that the trailer was cut, but thought it was a great movie. Really enjoyed it.

4.0
0

The Actors of the Twilight Generation

It seems the acting is changing with the people. It is cool (or is it called 'sick' these days?) to be understated and near enough inanimate. It looks pretty impressive when actors manage to cry on top of that. I think that's Gosling's signature move. However, is it really acting though? I watch him (and Cooper) and I feel nothing. I don't even want to...

4.0
0

Great Movie

We really enjoyed this last night, great acting all round and a superb plot with a few unexpected twists. RG was excellent I would definitely go and see it again

5.0
0